Middlesex County College www.middlesexcc.edu/financial-aid/shutdown/ Middlesex County College wants to help support individuals affected by the recent federal government shutdown. Those affected by the shutdown – whether a student or a dependent whose parent is a federal government employee or a contractor – should visit MCC’s website and apply for the payment deferral. Visit www.middlesexcc.edu/shutdown for details. Individuals will be required to apply for the College’s payment plan, but the application fee will be waived, and the first payment will not be due until two weeks after the end of the shutdown.
Thomas Edison State University said Coast Guard students will still be able to be enrolled in the school even though the federal tuition assistance has stopped because of the shutdown. The university, which has 135 active-duty members, 27 of whom are registered for February classes, state its foundation is helping by deferring their tuition until their tuition assistance is once again available.
Rutgers University https://studentabc.rutgers.edu/ The University will temporarily postpone collection of currently unpaid tuition, housing fees, and other charges for furloughed federal employees or their spouses or dependents. Qualified students will have any unpaid balances on their term bills placed in suspension until the partial government shutdown ends. Students will be required to self-identify and demonstrate that they or their parents are furloughed federal employees.
This assistance will be applicable to any balances in excess of any federal student loans, grants, or work study programs – all of which are unaffected by the partial government shutdown. The appropriation for the U.S. Department of Education, which funds those programs, was approved by Congress and enacted by the President in September of last year.
Furlough assistance will be available to all qualified Rutgers students at Rutgers–Camden, Rutgers–Newark, Rutgers–New Brunswick, and RBHS. Any postponed balances will become due following the end of the shutdown. No late fees or interest on balances will be assessed.