The Assembly Higher Education committee handles issues that relate directly to the state’s 31 public colleges and universities, including its 19 county and community colleges. The committee assists in directing policy relating to tuition aid and scholarship programs, such as the popular NJ STARS, and ensuring the success of inter-institutional agreements entered into by schools.
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Johnson Questions Christie’s Proposed Funding Cut for Higher Education Assistance for Disadvantaged StudentsAssemblyman Gordon Johnson (D-Bergen) on Wednesday questioned the Christie administration's decision to cut funding for higher education assistance for disadvantaged students in the proposed FY 2016 budget during a hearing before the Assembly Budget Committee at the Statehouse in Trenton.
Gov. Christie has proposed cutting Educational Opportunity Funding (EOF) by $1.6 million, or 3.9 percent, for the FY 2016 budget. New Jersey's EOF program was created by law in 1968 to ensure meaningful access to higher education for those who come from disadvantaged economic and educational backgrounds by providing supplemental financial aid to help cover college costs, as well as a wide-array of campus-based support services.
WEDNESDAY - Assembly Budget Committee to consider Higher Education & Law and Public Safety budget plansThe Assembly Budget Committee will meet Wednesday to consider proposed spending plans for higher educational services and the Department of Law and Public Safety.
Assembly Budget Committee Hearing 10:00 AM Committee Room 11, 4th Floor, State House Annex, Trenton. Hearing on the FY 2016 State Budget: Higher Educational Services...