Provides tuition fee waiver apprenticeship courses.
Sponsored by: Assemblyman WAYNE P. DEANGELO District 14 (Mercer and Middlesex), Assemblywoman VERLINA REYNOLDS-JACKSON District 15 (Hunterdon and Mercer), Assemblywoman MICHELE MATSIKOUDIS District 21 (Morris, Somerset and Union)
Co-Sponsored by: Assemblymen Atkins, Space and Wirths
This bill requires public institutions of higher education to waive the tuition fees of certain courses which are qualified to serve as the classroom training or education component of a registered apprenticeship for eligible persons whose gross aggregate household income is below the State’s median annual income.
Under the bill, an eligible person is an individual whose gross aggregate household income at the time of admission to a New Jersey public institution of higher education or county vocational school is below the State household median income as determined by the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey. The person is to be deemed eligible for a tuition fee waiver if:
1. tuition costs are not covered by the employer through employment benefits;
2. the person completes a Free Application for Federal Student Aid each year and has exhausted all financial aid assistance; and
3. the person retains employment as an active registered apprentice under the registered apprenticeship program and maintains satisfactory academic progress to qualify for renewal of the tuition waiver.