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Riley on Governor’s Veto of the College Affordability Study Commission Bill

(TRENTON) – Assemblywoman Celeste Riley released the following statement on the governor’s veto of A-4444, “College Affordability Study Commission” that would examine issues and develop recommendations to increase the affordability of higher education in New Jersey:

“The governor’s veto of A-4444 is truly disconcerting given the number of students in New Jersey struggling to balance multiple jobs and class work just to pay for their education. Today’s ‘normal’ for our students is to amass an almost insurmountable sum of debt before they have the opportunity find a job in their chosen field.

“The price of higher education is skyrocketing. Students and families need and deserve for the state to look deeper into higher education and its affordability.
“To change this situation, we must take a look at our resources, our options and find a way to make higher education more affordable, more available for everyone.”