The tuition rate as well as a maximum amount per term is set annually by the Brookdale Board of Trustees and is approved by the Monmouth County Board of School Estimate. Learn more about our Tuition Payment Plan here.
Monmouth County Residents
In July 2012, Brookdale implemented a 2.53% decrease in tuition rates.
Tuition is currently $115.50 per credit (to a maximum of $1,732.50, based on a 15-credit maximum): and the general services fee (set to 24 percent of tuition) is $27.72 (to a maximum of $415.80 per term).
Out of County Residents
The tuition rate for out-of-county residents, as well as the maximum amount per term, is double that for Monmouth County residents.
However, out-of-county residents who attend Brookdale because their county does not have a community college, or because their county’s community college does not offer the program they wish to pursue, may be eligible for full or partial chargeback, a system by which they pay in-county tuition rates. Learn more about chargeback through the Brookdale Office of Recruitment — or through the Admissions Office of your local community college.
Tuition for out-of-country residents is $231 per credit (to a maximum of $3,465 based on a 15 credit maximum) and the general service fee is $27.72 (to a maximum of $415.80 per term).
Out of State and Out of Country Residents
Tuition for non-New Jersey and non-US residents is $256.00 per credit (to a maximum of $3,840 based on a 15 credit maximum) and the general service fee is $27.72 (to a maximum of $415.80 per term
Armed Forces Personnel & Dependents Stationed in Monmouth County
This group is eligible for the same rates as Monmouth County residents. Brookdale offers many special services to enlisted military and veterans; details are available in the Veterans section of this site.
General Services Fees
In addition to tuition, a general services fee has been established by the Brookdale Board of Trustees to allow the College to provide the latest technologies, lab equipment, special programs, and many other extras for students. The general services fee is currently assessed at 24% of tuition.
About the 1098-T
Each year that you are enrolled in classes for which you earn credits, Brookdale is required to provide you with a 1098-T statement. The 1098-T contains information you will need when filing your federal tax return, if you qualify for either the Life Time Learning or Hope Tax Credit.
For details on these tax credits, or how to use the amounts listed on your statement, consult either a qualified tax preparer or IRS publication 970 titled “Tax Benefits for Education” – usually available on the web at www.irs.gov
The 1098-T is not a statement of wages or a bill for tuition due. The amount shown in Box 2 on your 1098-T represents the total amount of tuition expense incurred during registration in the current tax year only, and may be different than the actual amount paid in that year.
The information on the form complies with IRS regulations. Please be aware that if you pre-registered in November or December of the prior tax year, for the Spring semester of the current tax year, that tuition will have been reflected on the previous year’s 1098-T and not on the statement for the current tax year. Also, if you pre-registered in November or December of this tax year, for the Spring semester of the next tax year, that tuition will be on the statement for the current tax year.
Again, the 1098-T does not reflect payments made. Box 2 indicates qualified tuition and related expenses incurred during registration within the current tax year.
For information on how to use this statement when filing your federal tax return, please consult a qualified tax preparer. If you have questions regarding the specific amounts shown on the 1098-T statement call (732) 224-2256.