NEWTON — Sussex County Community College has announced a tuition freeze for the 2020-21 academic year, marking the fourth consecutive year without a change in student fees for the college.


In a press release last week, SCCC President Jon Connolly noted the added importance of maintaining a flat tuition rate in the face of the novel coronavirus pandemic and its effects on the economy.


“Given today’s financial situation due to the coronavirus and our belief that students of all means should be able to attend college, the decision to extend our tuition freeze was an easy one,” Connolly said.


SCCC boasts an academic honors program that enables students to transfer to top-tier institutions as well as numerous diverse campus clubs and activities to keep students connected. The college is also home to teams in 11 sports, including new programs in football, wrestling and lacrosse.


In addition to a range of scholarships, SCCC offers special rates for veterans, seniors, residents of certain Warren County districts and neighboring out-of-state counties.


SCCC provides an array of degree programs and also has a host of program partnerships with 4-year colleges throughout New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania. Additionally, the college has a military veteran-friendly program.