Archive for Tag: Higher Education

Dancer bill expanding transparency of college costs for both current and prospective students goes to governor

TRENTON, N.J. – Currently enrolled college students could soon receive the same cost disclosure information that is now only provided to prospective students of a New Jersey college or university under a bill sponsored by Assemblyman Ron Dancer and passed in Monday’s Assembly voting session. The bill (A3872/S1877) expands...

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Dunn bill ensuring college students have access to mental health services passes Assembly

TRENTON, N.J. – This past year’s college experience looked a lot different, and it affected students’ mental well-being. Addressing the increased stress, anxiety and depression on campuses in New Jersey, the Assembly passed a bill requiring colleges to connect students to mental health services. “The college life that many...

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Governor signs Dancer bill providing in-state college tuition rates to military children who moved out of New Jersey

TRENTON, N.J. – Children of military families who attended high school in New Jersey, but are not currently living in the state, are now eligible for in-state tuition at public New Jersey colleges under a measure sponsored by Assemblyman Ron Dancer and signed into law by Gov. Phil Murphy...

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Dancer bill offering in-state tuition rates to military children who moved out of New Jersey goes to governor

TRENTON, N.J. – Children of military families who attended high school in New Jersey, but are not currently living in the state, would be eligible for in-state tuition at public New Jersey colleges under a bill sponsored by Assemblyman Ron Dancer and advanced by the Assembly today. “Military commitments...

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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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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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Dancer introduces bill to prohibit severance payouts and review six-figure, multi-year salary offers at public colleges and universities

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Ron Dancer introduced a bill to protect taxpayers by ensuring public colleges and universities are more fiscally responsible and accountable. The bill will prohibit higher education institutions from giving severance packages to employees. It also requires the secretary of higher education to review and approve...

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