Rutgers-Camden to cover tuition for low-income students

Rutgers University’s Camden campus is redoing its financial aid system so new students from families making under $60,000 a year won’t have to pay any tuition.

There will also be significant financial aid for students whose families have incomes from $60,000 to $100,000 under the “Bridging the Gap” program announced Monday.

The program is for students who graduate from high school and enroll next year. It will cover tuition and fees but not room and board.

The school said it will cover the tuition for the lower-income students after federal grants are applied and half of what’s left after grants are applied for students in families making up to $100,000.

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Rutgers officials said it’s the first of the state’s public four-year colleges and universities to launch such a program.

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