(TRENTON) – Assembly Democrats Joe Cryan and Annette Quijano today expressed their continued support for tuition equality and the opportunity it will provide for undocumented college-bound students who have been fighting to pay the in-state tuition rate afforded to their counterparts.
Joe Cryan (D-Union):
“As we start our new legislative session, we will continue to work to eradicate policies that discriminate against any segment of our population. We cannot promote education as a path to success, then turn right around and set up roadblocks. It’s hypocritical and wrong. Now that the governor has gone on record to declare his support, I’m more hopeful than ever that tuition equality will become law in New Jersey. We will do our part to make sure this happens.”
Annette Quijano (D-Union):
“Right now there is a high school senior contemplating her future after graduation. To tell her she may not be able to afford to go to a state college because she has to pay the out-of-state tuition is reprehensible. The governor last month gave the fight for tuition equality even more steam when he publicly announced his support for it. We are almost at the finish line. To the advocates and those students who have made their voices heard on this issue, I promise that we will work hard to ensure that this disparity becomes a thing of the past and tuition equality becomes law in New Jersey.”