Greenwald Bill to Waive or Reimburse College Application and Transcript Fees for Veterans and Armed Forces Members Advanced by Assembly Panel

(TRENTON) – Legislation Assembly Majority Leader Lou Greenwald sponsored to make it easier for veterans and Armed Forces members to apply for college was released Thursday by an Assembly committee.
The bill (A-2626) requires a public institution of higher education in the state to waive or reimburse application and transcript fees for each veteran, member of the Armed Forces of the United States or member of the New Jersey National Guard who resides in New Jersey.
“These are real-life heroes who too often come home to face financial troubles despite their great sacrifice to our nation,” said Greenwald (D-Camden/Burlington). “A college education is the gateway to a better future, so this simple step is the right thing to do for our veterans and members of the Armed Forces. These men and women have defended our freedom with bravery and courage, so let’s do what we can to help them better their own lives.”
The bill was released 5-0 by the Assembly Military and Veterans’ Affairs Committee.