7 ways to go to college tuition-free in N.J.
New York students began applying this month for the state’s highly-touted new “Excelsior Scholarship” program that will give residents free tuition to the state’s public colleges.
The program, which has been praised by education advocates as a model for other states, will provide free tuition at public colleges and universities for New York families that earn less than $100,000 a year. In exchange, recipients agree to live in New York after graduation for the same number of years they received the scholarship.
There are no plans to bring a similar, widespread “tuition-free college” program to New Jersey. But, the Garden State also offers several smaller programs that offer ways for New Jersey residents to go to college tuition free.
Here are seven programs in New Jersey compiled by the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate of School of Education, which has been tracking the growing number of “free college” programs nationwide: