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Benson, DeAngelo & Holley Statement on New Law Clarifying Eligibility of Part-Time Students for NJ STARS & NJ STARS II

Assembly Democrats Dan Benson (D-Mercer, Middlesex), Wayne DeAngelo (D-Mercer, Middlesex), and Jamel Holley (D-Union) issued the following joint statement on the bill they sponsored (A-4115) being signed into law Friday. The new law will clarify who is eligible for New Jersey’s collegiate scholarship programs in order for the programs to be utilized as originally intended.

“NJ STARS and NJ STARS II are incredibly important programs designed to assist all New Jersey residents to pursue their academic dreams. Education is the most crucial step in attaining professional and socioeconomic advancement, and we must make higher education as accessible as possible for all of our residents. This law will allow NJ STARS and NJ STARS II to be utilized to their fullest extents, the way in which they were intended to be utilized.”