On December 20, 2013, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed into law Senate Bill S2479 referred to as the New Jersey Dream Act (acronym for Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors). As a result, students attending Kean University who cannot prove legal status may petition for in-state tuition exemption under this act.
Students who anticipate applying should not be visiting the University on a visa, and must have graduated from a New Jersey high school which they attended for a minimum of three (3) years. Please download and print the following Application and Affidavit.
Completed form along with supporting documents should be delivered to:
Office Of The Registrar
Administration Building First Floor
1000 Morris Avenue
Union, New Jersey 07083
If Kean University determines that you are eligible for in-state tuition, you will continue to receive the exemption as long as you fulfill the requirements or the University no longer offers this exemption, whichever occurs first. Applicants seeking the exemption are encouraged to complete the affidavit as soon as possible to avoid incurring additional charges.*
*Since out-of-state tuition is applicable until a decision is made regarding the exemption, students attending under the Dream Act are encouraged to complete their Dream Act paperwork at least 90 days prior to the start of the semester so that paperwork can be processed before the tuition due date.