EDISON - Richard Stockton College has decided to increase in-state undergraduate tuition by 5%. Tuition for each semester will cost students nearly $4,000.

The school's board says the increase was needed after Governor Chris Christie (R-NJ's) used his line item veto power to cut funding for higher education.

Below is a breakdown of how much it costs to go to college in New Jersey as a resident.

Average NJ College/University Fees (In-State) Tuition & FeesCost with Room & BoardRutgers New Brunswick$12,582$27,57Monmouth University$26,356 $39,844Seton Hall University$31,890 $43,940Fairleigh Dickinson University in Madison $33,410$44,988Richard Stockton College of New Jersey$11,393$26,487Source: CollegeData.com