Archive for Tag: college

Dancer bill greatly expanding college cost transparency gets committee approval

TRENTON, N.J. – Today the Assembly Higher Education Committee released Assemblyman Ron Dancer’s bill expanding current law to require that all students attending a college or university in New Jersey receive the same kind of cost disclosure information that only prospective students currently must receive. Understanding the true costs...

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Dunn bill addressing access to mental health services on college campuses advances

TRENTON, N.J. – This year’s college experience looks a lot different – and it’s affecting students’ mental well-being. Addressing increased stress, anxiety and depression on campuses in New Jersey, the Assembly Higher Education Committee advanced a bill connecting students to available mental health services. “The college life that many...

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Governor signs Munoz bill to prevent meningitis outbreaks on college campuses

TRENTON, N.J. – Students attending county colleges, colleges and universities in the state must receive meningitis vaccinations under new legislation signed by Gov. Phil Murphy this week. “This extremely contagious illness can easily spread among young people who are living in dormitories and sharing spaces in college,” said Assemblywoman...

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Higher education committee clears Munoz bill allowing students to use state financial aid for summer courses

TRENTON, N.J. –The Assembly Higher Education Committee cleared a bill (A5335), sponsored by Assemblywoman Nancy Munoz, that will allow students to use their Tuition Assistance Grant and Educational Opportunity Fund awards during summer sessions to fulfill graduation requirements. “Motivated students want to graduate sooner and often do that by...

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Dancer defends freedom of speech at college campuses

Assemblyman Ron Dancer introduced legislation (A5731) that would require public institutions of higher education to adopt policies protecting freedom of expression. “Any effort to censor philosophies that might differ from ours is in direct violation of our Constitution,” said Dancer (R-Ocean). “College campuses should be a place where students...

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Wirths calls taxpayer-funded benefits for illegal immigrants outrageous

SPARTA, N.J. – College students without legal status are receiving nearly $4 million in student aid to attend two-year and four-year schools, according to 2019 data released by the Higher Education Student Assistance Authority. Assemblyman Hal Wirths said that is outrageous, and taxpayers should be wholly benefitting from the...

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