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Unemployment Tuition Waiver

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Upcoming Deadlines: 

Spring 2018

spring UE dates

submission dates summer 2018

submission dates fall 2018

Mandatory Waiver Recipient Eligibility Requirements

You must apply and be admitted to William Paterson University as one of the following:

  • First time matriculated Graduate student
  • First time matriculated Undergraduate student
  • Admitted to a Certification or Endorsement program
  • Admitted as a Non-degree student
  • Admitted as a Second Degree student

Required Documentation

Students seeking to enroll in credit courses under the tuition waiver program must submit the following documentation to the Office of Student Enrollment Services no later than the designated submission dates specified above or otherwise specified by an administrator. 

  • File a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at at least 30 days prior to the beginning of the semester or summer session. If a summer admit, then the FAFSA needs to be receive by June 30th of the corresponding year. An FSA User ID is needed to sign the FAFSA electronically; FSA User IDs can be obtained or retrieved by accessing
  • A copy of the Tuition Waiver received from the Career One-Stop Center/Unemployment Office.  The form must be filled out in its entirety, incomplete applications will be denied.  Only courses listed on the form are eligible for the waiver.  If the course does not appear on the list and the student registers for said course, then the student is responsible for full cost of that course.
  • A copy of the Institutional Application for Tuition Waiver which can be downloaded via this link.

Eligibility for Continued Participation

William Paterson University may refuse an application for enrollment in a course under the tuition waiver program where:

  1. The student is eligible for any available State or Federal Student Financial Aid, grants and scholarships, which would fully or partially cover the student’s enrollment in a course;
  2. Available classroom space does not permit the student’s enrollment in the course;
  3. Tuition paying students do not constitute the minimum number required for the course; or
  4. The student has already registered and paid tuition for the course.
  5. A student has obtained an override into a course.
  6. A student has defaulted on a student loan.
  7. The student’s eligibility for enrollment in a course at William Paterson under the tuition waiver program shall depend upon the student possessing the appropriate prerequisite skills for that course as determined by William Paterson.
  8. A student must have a passing grade in order to maintain eligibility. (Course failures or withdrawals must be communicated to the Career One-Stop counselor for continued eligibility).
  9. A student must maintain academic program eligibility requirements.

Eligibility for Financial Aid

  1. Students seeking to enroll in credit courses under the tuition waiver program are responsible for filing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid ( and providing to the Office of Financial Aid all necessary information requested to determine financial aid eligibility. 
  2. If a student fails to submit the required information to the Office of Financial Aid, this will delay the waiver process and disbursement of all applicable funding sources.
  3. Any eligible student receiving financial aid that is not sufficient to pay the full amount of tuition will be entitled to have the remaining tuition not covered by financial aid waived by William Paterson.

Fees and Charges

The following Fees and Charges are not covered by the unemployment waiver:

  • Lab fees, insurance fees, transportation fees, parking fees, housing/dorm fees, orientation fees, admission application fees, acceptance/enrollment fees, approved tuition waiver application fee, student teaching fee, music fees, private lesson fees, art fees and distance learning fees are not applicable.  Additional fees may not be covered.
  • Students can view bills on WPConnect.  A $20 approved tuition waiver application fee will be charged to the student's bill for Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer sessions. If any of these fees appear, prompt payment can be made at the Office of Student Enrollment Services or through the student’s WPConnect account.
  • A $120.00 Distance Learning Fee will be applied to each class taken online during the semester.


When a student’s application for tuition waiver is denied by William Paterson University, the student has the right to appeal the decision.  Upon denial, the student will receive a written explanation of the reason for denial.  A “Level 1” appeal using the “Notice of Ineligibility for Tuition waiver” is addressed to:


Workforce Development Field Operations
Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development
1 John Fitch Plaza
P.O. Box 055
Trenton, NJ 08625-0055

Student Contact

Communication with students will be through WPUNJ email address ONLY.  For tuition waiver questions, please contact Ms. Eva G. Reyes at


E-Mail Communication


There is an increasing need for fast and efficient communication with currently enrolled students in order to conduct official business at William Paterson University. Each student is issued a unique University ID number (855 ID) and an email account for use throughout the time the student is enrolled for classes at the University. Accordingly, email is a formal communication by the University. 


Email shall be considered an official form of communication by William Paterson University unless otherwise prohibited by law. The University reserves the right to send official communications to students by email with the full expectation that students will receive email, read these emails and respond accordingly in a timely fashion. 

Assignment of Student Email Address

Official University email accounts are created for all accepted students and will be treated as directory information.  The domain name for an official University email account is "". Official University communications will be sent to students' official University email addresses.

Students are expected to check their email on a frequent and consistent basis in order to stay current with University-related communications. Students must insure that there is sufficient space in their email accounts to allow for email to be delivered. Students have the responsibility for recognizing that certain communications may be time-critical.  Emails being returned due to "Mailbox Full" or "Error Forwarding" messages are not acceptable excuses for missing official University communications via email. 

Forwarding of Email

Students who choose to have their email forwarded to a private (unofficial) email address outside the official University network address do so at their own risk. The University is not responsible for any difficulties that may occur in the proper or timely transmission or access of email forwarded to any unofficial email address, and any such problems will not absolve students of their responsibility to know and comply with the content of official communications sent to students' official William Paterson University email addresses.

Registration Cancellation

General Protocols:

Students registered for courses must meet tuition & fee payment criteria by the dates listed below for registration cancellation or they will be dropped from all registered courses.

To avoid registration cancellation, one or more of the following criteria must be met prior to the relevant registration cancellation date:

1)           Full payment of tuition/fees by cash, check, credit card or ACH bank draft

2)           Enrollment in the William Paterson tuition payment plan

3)           Partial payment that reduces the payable student account balance to the designated threshold or less.  (Note—partial payment will save registration but will not prevent assessment of additional fees if account later becomes past due)

4)           Financial aid application in process with the University (only if FA eligibility is confirmed and sufficient enough to lower current balance below designated thresholds)

5)           Payment in the form of scholarships, third party payments or tuition waivers reflected on the student’s account that reduces the payable student account balance to the designated threshold or less

All students, including those not subject to registration cancellation, who have not made satisfactory billing arrangements (i.e., paid in full or enrollment in a payment plan) by the due dates, will be subject to the following:

  1. Their Pioneer cards will be frozen and they will not be able to access the funds on those cards until the bill is resolved.
  2. A late fee of $200 will be charged for balances greater than the designated threshold
  3. A block will be placed on registrations for future semesters until the bill is resolved.

Designated Thresholds:

Student payable balances are subject to registration cancellation based on multiple factors, including a minimum threshold amount, below which cancellation will not occur unless other factors overriding factors exist. The designated thresholds are:

Level     Credits  Threshold

UG/FT   12 or more                      2,050

UG/PT   11 or less                         1,050

GR/FT   9 or more                        2,050

GR/PT   8 or less                           1,050

Institutional and Donor Scholarships

Scholarships and Grants Covered

The protocols within are effective for the awarding and administration of Institutional and Donor Scholarships and Grants.

Institutional Scholarships and Grants include: Academic Excellence, Educational Enrichment Grant, New Jersey STARS II Supplemental Grant, Phi Theta Kappa Presidential, Transfer Presidential, Talent Trustee, Trustee, University Honors College Scholarships, Room Grants, Student Success Scholarship, Pioneer Plus and Institutional Need Based Grants for New and Transfer Students.

Donor Scholarships include: a multitude of Foundation and Alumni Association awards, Academic Departmental, Henry Taub Scholarship, Waraske Scholarship, and Alumni Association Incentive Grant.

This listing is not exhaustive as established scholarship/grants may be depleted and/or new scholarship/grants are expected to be established.

This document will be updated once per academic year (defined as September 1 to August 31) to reflect these newly created scholarships and grants and conversely remove those scholarships and grants that will have reached the end of intended life. Updates will be reflected by November 1 of each academic year. For full text click here.