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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Andrzejczak, Lagana, Mazzeo, Johnson & Benson Bill Permitting In-State Tuition Rates for Vets at NJ Colleges Now LawLegislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Sgt. Robert Andrzejczak, Joseph Lagana, Vincent Mazzeo, Gordon Johnson and Dan Benson to allow veterans attending a public college or university in New Jersey to pay in-state tuition rates has been signed into law.
"For my fellow veterans, the transition to civilian life can be challenging," said Andrzejczak (D-Cape May/Atlantic/Cumberland), a U.S. Army veteran who served and was wounded in Iraq. "With this law, we'll rightfully be giving veterans a helping hand and showing respect for their sacrifices and bravery in protecting our freedoms. An education is the road to a better future, so let's make it easier for our veterans - who have given so much to our country - to obtain one."