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Paying for College at Cumberland

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Tuition & Fees (Cumberland)

​​​​​​​Quality Education at Reasonable Cost

Rowan College of South Jersey offers a quality education at a reasonable cost. The more you compare, the more you will find that Rowan College of South Jersey is one of the best values in higher education.


(Effective September 2023)

​​A) Tuition
​Per Credit
Gloucester and Cumberland County residents​
​Out-of-County residents   
$​148 (1)

Rowan Partnerships Online (Gloucester)
High School Option (HSOP) 
*cost per credit, no fees, no limit on the number of courses
High School Dual Option   
**$50.00/credit with no fees for classes taken at HS, if taken at RCSJ pay HSOP rate
Partnership Agreements  
***Discount on tuition and per credit fees only
​Senior Citizens 
****Discount on tuition only
100% discount****
​Out-of-County Veterans
Charged in-county rate

​B) Required Fees 
​Per Credit
​General Service Fee 
​$42 (2)
​​​Capital Fee  
$2 (3)
​Admin System Fee
$2 (9)
​Laptop​Cost pass-through, $600-800 (8)

​​C) Other Fees
​Per Each
Graduation Fee  
Payment Plan Fee (Gloucester)
Transcripts – Standard Processing
$5/request plus pass-through
​Transcripts – Expedited Processing
​$10/request plus pass-through
​Transcripts- Same Day Processing
​Replacement Diploma
​Selective Admissions Entrance Exam
​Cost pass-through + $30 administration (4)
​Selective Admissions Late Registration/Reschedule
​Lexis-Nexis Annual Fee
​Cost pass-through currently $40 per year (4)
​CCMA – Phlebotomy & EKG (Gloucester)
​Cost pass-through currently $180 per class
​CCMA – Medical Assistant (Gloucester)
​Cost pass-through currently $220 per class
Other Standardized Tests
​cost pass-through + $30 administration (4)
​Accuplacer Challenge Fee
Nursing, Allied Health, Health Professions
​$1,750 per semester
​Radiography Program Fee (Cumberland)
​$1750 per semester
Automotive Technology (Gloucester)
(beginning 2nd academic term)
​$1,250 per semester
Stop &/or Reissue Check Fee 
​Cost pass-through + $30 administrative fee  
​Returned Check Fee
​Cost pass-through + $30 administrative fee
​Reissue NMT Badge (Gloucester)
​Cost pass-through (currently $10)
​ID card replacement fee (lost cards) 
​Liability Insurance (N/AH students only) 
​Cost pass-through (5)
​Portfolio Assessment for Prior Learning

​​D) Gloucester Course Fees
These course fees are in accordance with programs listed in the College Catalog.
Fee Category
Courses Included
​Materials Fee - Computer laboratory  
​Materials Fee - Art (some courses)
Civil Engineering, Drafting, Computer Graphic Arts 
​Materials Fee – Auto Tech, Science 

​Materials Fee – BIO 215, BIO 221
​F​First Day Digital Books (Some Courses)
​Cost pass-through (6)
Currently $43.75-$129 per course
​Lab Fee – 1 Contact

 ​Lab Fee – 2 Contacts

​Lab Fee – 3 Contacts

​Materials Fee – DMS 106, DMS 210, DMS 221​$50.00
​Curriculum Review Fee
​Online Program Delivery Fee 
​Quickbooks Certification
Fee – BUS 207
​Materials Fee – BIO 212
(Wetlands Institute)
​Honors Research Lab Fee – BIO 230

​​D) Cumberland Course Fees
These course fees are in accordance with programs listed in the College Catalog.
Fee Category
Courses Included
​Materials Fee - Art Studio (Per Credit)
​Materials Fee - Science
​DApplied Music​$230.00​
​EForeign Language (Per Credit)​​$10.00
​F​First Day Digital Books
​Cost pass-through (6)
Currently $43.75-$129 per course
Cumberland ​Lab Fee – 1 Contact 
Cumberland ​Lab Fee – 2 Contacts
Cumberland ​Lab Fee – 3 Contacts 
​Curriculum Review Fee

​​On-line Program Delivery Fee 
​Materials Fee – BI 203 Microbiology
Materials Fee – BI 221 Cell & Molecular Biology

Refund Schedule For Approved Withdrawals Only

For full-term courses only, students will receive a 100% refund prior to and during the first week of the semester; 0% will be refunded thereafter. 

For accelerated courses, see Administrative Procedure 6201 Student Payments, Delinquent Accounts, and Refunds for the refund schedule.

​Gloucester Parking Fines
​Fine Amount
​(1)    Parking in a fire lane or no parking zone
​(2)    Parking in a loading/visitor space beyond the time limit​$10
​(3)    Parking in a manner that creates a hazard​$10
​(4)    Parking in more than one parking space ​$10
​(5)    Parking in a designated space without a proper permit ​$25

Gloucester Office of ​Student Affairs Fines
​(1) Alcohol-Related Violations (Use or possession under prohibited circumstances) ​ ​First Violation ​$50
​Second Violation $100
​Third Violation $150
​(2) Illegal Drug-Related Violations* (Use or possession of illegal drugs or drug paraphernalia) ​ ​First Violation ​$100
​Second Violation $200
​*For violations dealing with the manufacturing, sale, purchase or distribution of illegal drugs or controlled substances all first-time violations may result in expulsion.
(3) Other Violations (includes obstruction/disruption, failure to comply, and safety-related violations) ​ ​​First Violation $50
​Second Violation $100
​Third Violation $150

​Print Management Fee
(If exceeding number of free copies per semester)
​Per Page
​(Cumberland) Black Ink Page
​(Cumberland) Black Ink Page (duplex)
(Gloucester) Black Ink Page​$0.07
​(Gloucester) Color Ink Page

​Gloucester Library Fines
​Fine Rate
​Overdue Item
​$0.25/day (maximum of $10/item)
​Replacement​Cost of item + $5 processing/item
​Withdrawn Item (aka not being replaced)
​Cost of item 

(i.e. Amerifolio)

Cumberland Library Fines
​Fine Rate
​Overdue Books
​$0.10/day (up to replacement cost)
​Overdue CD-ROMs
$0.25/day (up to replacement cost)​
​Overdue DVDs/Videos
$0.25/day (up to replacement cost)​
​Overdue Reserve Materials
​Replacement​Cost of item + $5.45 processing/item
Replacement (Not In-Print) Book
$55.00 + $5.45 processing
​Replacement (Not In-Print) Video
​$30.00 + $5.45 processing



Out-of-county residents must apply for a Certificate of Residence (charge-back) from their home county as required by State statute 18A:64A-23 and 18A:64B-4. 


The General Service Fee, allocated for both non-salary and salary expenditures, is collected and used for services that will assist and serve students such as the library, academic support center, student affairs, athletics, student activities, etc.


The Capital Construction Fee is collected by the College for the purpose of addressing the asset renewal, maintenance, and restoration for student and academic facilities on campus.


Processing and administering of all standardized tests are charged for the actual cost to purchase the test (approximately $30 to $50 per test) plus a $30 fee to administer the test.​

Lexis-Nexis subscriptions are charged to the student at the actual cost of the subscription.  This cost is currently $40 per year.  This subscription is optional for paralegal students who desire off-campus access to Lexis-Nexis.


Liability insurance is mandated for all Nursing and Allied Health students.  The $50 assessment is a current estimate.  The actual fee will reflect the actual pass-through cost of insurance.


Digital books are offered in some courses and are provided by Barnes and Noble through the First Day program.  These digital books are charged to the student at the actual Barnes and Noble cost to the College.  The current cost of digital books being offered is $43.75 - $129. 


Dates for the partial refund period can be found on the “Add/Drop and Audit Withdrawal Dates" schedule that is listed on the College's website on the Registration page. These dates are semester-specific.


The laptop purchase program is to ensure all students have access to online access and delivery of programs.  The laptop purchase can be waived upon proof of ownership. The cost of the laptop is dependent on the program in which the student is enrolled.


The Admin System Fee is collected by the College for the purpose of implementing a new ERP system on both campuses.

Other Important Notes

Application Fee Waived for Returning Students ​

Upon re-enrollment, the $30 application fee is waived for students who have previously completed courses at RCSJ. Also, previously completed coursework may apply to the current major.

Tuition Payment Plan

A payment plan is available for the Fall and Spring semesters. Please log into  Self-Service to sign up for the Nelnet payment plan.

County Senior Adult Student

Cumberland County residents who have reached their 60th birthday may enroll in courses offered by the college, tuition-free on a space-available basis (beginning three days prior to each term/semester during late registration period). Students taking advantage of this opportunity must meet course prerequisites and are responsible for all instruction-related fees other than tuition. Senior residents should inform the Enrollment Services and Bursar Offices of their status when registering and if they will be auditing the class.

Financial Aid

Financial Aid is available to assist full- and part-time students in meeting college costs. To be considered for financial aid, students should complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by June 1 for the fall semester and by November 1 for the spring semester. For more info visit the Financial Aid​ page.


Students who reside in a county other than Cumberland may be eligible for a county chargeback. If eligible, out-of-county students are responsible only for the in-county tuition cost and their home county will provide the additional out-of-county cost. Eligibility is based on program of study. Contact the Enrollment Services office to request a Chargeback Certification Form. Regardless of eligibility, all out-of-county students are REQUIRED to process a Chargeback with the respective community college in their county for every semester of attendance to receive the reduced tuition rate.​​


View semester/session start dates, add/drop periods, and withdrawal deadline dates.

Online drops can only be completed before the semester/session begin and during the drop period.  Withdrawals after the drop period must be completed at the Enrollment Services office and will reflect a final grade of W on the official transcript.  Students with Academic or Institutional restrictions can only withdraw at the Enrollment Services Office.

Students dropped or removed from class(es) for any reason forfeit all refunds.

The above refund schedule applies to credit class(es) enrollment only.

Title IV Funds: Withdrawal Process

A student who officially withdraws from a course will receive a “W” grade which will not affect the student’s GPA. Withdrawals are not permitted after the withdrawal period has ended. During a regular semester, the “NA” designation will be assigned by an instructor to students who have never attended a class at the time of the early alert report or at the time of submission of final class lists in shorter semesters. “NA” Grades will not be included in the attempted credits for financial aid. “NA” grades will not be included in the calculation of students’ academic GPAs.  However, withdrawals will affect the quantitative (pace) standards of satisfactory academic progress.

In accordance with Federal Government Regulations, when a Federal Financial Aid recipient withdraws from all classes during a term, it is Rowan College of South Jersey's responsibility to determine the withdraw​al date and the amount of financial aid they have earned. This may result in an overpayment of unearned financial aid funds and create a credit balance owed to the school.

Title IV Funds: Unofficial Withdraws

If a student did not successfully complete any course for a previous semester, the Office of Financial Aid must determine if the student stopped attending all of their courses and failed to withdraw from the college. When a student receives a combination of all F, FA, R, RA, I, X, W and NA grades for a semester, financial aid will be adjusted depending on the last date of attendance. The Office of Financial Aid contacts your instructor(s) for a documented last date of attendance in each course if one is not submitted.

Students, whose last day of attendance cannot be documented, will automatically have the 50 percent point of the semester used to determine any adjustments to their financial aid awards.

Title IV Funds: Return of Title IV Funds Calculation for Withdrawals

Federal Financial Aid Awards are based on the assumption that the student will complete the entire term for which the award is processed.  If a student withdraws during a term, federal regulations require the Office of Financial Aid to apply a formula established by the U.S. Department of Education to determine the amount of federal financial aid earned as of the official withdrawal date. The amount of federal financial aid earned is determined by the percentage of time spent in academic attendance and has no relationship to the institutional charges you may have incurred. Once 60% of the semester has passed, you have earned 100% of the federal financial aid awarded to you.

Title IV funds that are considered for the calculation include Pell Grant, SEOG, Direct Loan (Subsidized and Unsubsidized), and PLUS Loans (Parent PLUS).

Once a student withdraws, the return of Title IV funds calculation is run by the Financial Aid Office.  The calculation determines the amount of Title IV aid a student has “earned” by dividing the number of days completed by the period of enrollment. A period of enrollment is the number of days in the semester.  The percentage of the semester completed is then multiplied by the overall Title IV aid the student was eligible for had they not withdrawn.

If the amount of aid “earned” is less than the amount disbursed to the student’s account, funds must be returned to the federal program(s).  Funds will be returned to the programs from which the student received aid during the semester in the following order:

  1. Direct Unsubsidized Loan
  2. Direct Subsidized Loan
  3. Direct PLUS Loans (Parent PLUS and/or Graduate PLUS)
  4. Federal Pell Grant
  5. SEOG

Important Note:  If funds need to be returned, it may create an outstanding balance on the student’s account with the college.  The student will be responsible for any outstanding balance when funds are returned to Federal Programs. Students will not be eligible to register for any future semesters until the current balance has been paid in full or payment arrangements have been made with the Bursar’s Office.

Title IV Funds: Post-Withdrawal Disbursement

If all federal funds have not been disbursed to the student’s account at the time of withdrawal and if the amount of aid “earned” is greater than the amount disbursed, the student may be eligible for a post-withdrawal disbursement.  If any action by the student is necessary for the post-withdrawal disbursement, the student will be notified by e-mail.  The notification will also indicate for which program(s) the funds are available.  The student will also be notified whether authorization is needed to disburse loan funds to an outstanding college balance or if the student is eligible for a refund due to the disbursement.

​​Last Updated: Aug. 24, 2023