NJ Tuition Equality Act

Salem Community College is in compliance with the New Jersey Tuition Equality Act – also known as the Dream Act – which allows undocumented Salem County high school graduates to attend SCC at the in-county tuition rate.

The New Jersey Tuition Equity Act (NJ DREAM Act) allows undocumented college students to pay in-state tuition rates. To request exemption from Nonresident Tuition and Fees, charged to non-New Jersey residents, students must complete, sign and submit the Application for In-State Tuition form and the Affidavit of Intent to Legalize Immigration Status via mail or bring the completed form with your high school transcript to:


Registration and Records

Office of Enrollment Management

Donaghay Hall


Salem Community College

460 Hollywood Avenue

Carneys Point, NJ 08069


The application for in-state tuition must be filed with the Office of Enrollment Management (Registration and Records) before the start of the registered semester in order to be applied.


Application for In-State Tuition form and the Affidavit of Intent to Legalize Immigration Status


Eligibility Criteria must include:

  • Attended high school in New Jersey for three or more years; and
  • Graduated from a high school located in New Jersey or received a high school equivalency diploma in this State; and
  • Students without lawful immigration status must submit the AFFADAVIT OF INTENT TO LEGALIZE IMMIGRATION STATUS.  


If you are determined to be eligible, you will continue to receive the exemption as long as you fulfill the requirements or the College no longer offers this exemption, whichever occurs first. 

Applying for the exemption does not in any way alter your responsibility to pay on time any nonresident tuition and fees that may be due before your eligibility is determined.


For more information, contact the Office of Enrollment Management for information on the procedure.

The information is confidential and exempts the students S-2479 from OPRA requests