Saint Peter’s College unique in dropping Undergraduate admissions apllication fee


September 10, 2002— Saint Peter’s Sets New NJ Standard By Dropping $35 Fee Jersey City, NJ – Saint Peter‚s College will become the first four-year college or university in New Jersey to drop its undergraduate application fee according to Joe Giglio, the College’s Director of Admissions. Interested students will no longer be charged a $35 fee.

“We felt the time was right to end the policy of requiring an application fee,” Giglio said. “The downturn in the economy provided the impetus for this decision. We were interested in eliminating what may be a potential barrier to a Saint Peter’s education. The College’s mission has always been to provide our students with an affordable, quality, Jesuit education. This is just another step in that direction. We also feel that not having an application fee will allow us to stand out in the recruiting process,” he said.

This new policy is effective for the 2002-03 admissions season.

Saint Peter’s College is the Jesuit College of New Jersey. Founded in 1872, Saint Peter’s has an enrollment of more than 3,000 students in undergraduate and graduate programs. The main campus is located in Jersey City and a branch campus, specializing in adult education, is located in Englewood Cliffs. Saint Peter’s also offers classes in downtown Jersey City near the waterfront financial district.