SCCC Contemplating Governor's Free Tuition Initiative

Sussex County Community College officials are looking into whether or not to apply for Governor Phil Murphy's free tuition initiative that would waive fees for low-income students.

According to, college President Jon Connolly said that resource allocation and affordability for taxpayers are some of the details they're considering before making a decision. Free college sounds great but some people are worried that the initiative, named The Community College Innovation Challenge, would shift the tuition costs on to taxpayers.

The way the program works is that colleges that participate will give Community College Opportunity Grants to students who take at least six credits in spring 2019 and have a gross income between $0 and $45,000.

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