A student’s residency status determines the amount of his or her tuition and fees. Students maintaining a permanent domicile in New Jersey for at least 12 months and permanent domicile in Middlesex County for at least 30 days immediately prior to the first day of classes are defined as Middlesex County residents and are entitled to the in-county tuition rate.
Independent students are those who:
You are a dependent if you don’t meet these requirements. Typically the FAFSA determines you are a dependent if you receive half of your income from your parents. Even if you file as an independent on your taxes, you might not be considered as one for financial aid purposes.
The following documents may be submitted to the Office of the Registrar to verify permanent residency in the county.
Evidence of Residency
1. Sign and submit the Middlesex County College Residency Documentation Form (available from the website and from the Registrar’s Office); stating his or her residence.
2. Two of the following documents:
3. A student under 24 years old, claiming himself or herself for tax purposes, and not living with his or her parents or guardian must submit: