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***MULTIMEDIA PACKAGE*** Schaer, Johnson & Prieto Excerpts from News Conference Supporting Tuition Equality in New Jersey
(TRENTON) -- Assemblyman Gary S. Schaer (D-Passaic), Assembly Majority Conference Leader Gordon M. Johnson (D-Bergen) and Assembly Speaker-Elect Vincent Prieto (D-Hudson) issued a multimedia package Thursday, which excerpts portions of their discussion about the need for tuition equality during a State House news conference in support of the issue.
Democrats in the Legislature recognize the injustice in limiting opportunities for students who simply ask for the same financial resources availed to their counterparts, to help offset the high cost of college tuition. They are pushing ahead to bring tuition equality to New Jersey, despite the governor's post-election change of heart on the issue. Just weeks before the election, the governor abandoned his former stance and expressed support for tuition equality. He changed his mind again after the election.
The bill (A-4225) would allow a student, including a student without lawful immigration status, to pay the in-state tuition at the state's public institutions of higher education, and apply for any available state financial aid, if the student meets the following requirements:
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