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Could NJ STARS tuition program be expanded?

At Wednesday's hearing of the New Jersey College Affordability Study Commission, a representative from the state Council of County Colleges and several county college presidents put forth ideas including exploring eligibility expansion for NJ STARS, the New Jersey Student Tuition Assistance Reward Scholarship.

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NJ college affordability panel gets to work

The New Jersey College Affordability Commission is not expected to report its recommendations to Gov. Chris Christie and the Legislature until September of 2016, but the panel took testimony Wednesday at the Statehouse and received a variety of ideas to consider in an effort to lower the cost of a college education in New Jersey.

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College affordability bill is sent to Christie’s desk

A new panel would be given one year to find ways to make a college education less expensive in New Jersey and to present recommendations to the legislature, under a measure sent Thursday to Gov. Chris Christie that would establish the "College Affordability Study Commission."

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Assembly panel approves college affordability, accessibility bills

On Thursday, the Assembly Higher Education Committee approved seven pieces of legislation included in a 20-bill package aimed at making college more accessible and affordable in New Jersey.

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NJ senator pitches free online textbooks

If you or your child has recently purchased a college textbook, you know how expensive they can be.

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NJ’s ‘brain drain’ worst in the nation

New National data revealed that New Jersey's "brain drain" is the country's worst. The Garden State had a net loss of almost 30,000 students in 2012. A lawmaker who is spearheading a package of 20 college affordability and accessibility bills said the legislature is working on addressing the issue.

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Can NJ Colleges Be More Affordable? [AUDIO]

Some members of the Assembly Budget Committee are concerned that college in New Jersey is too expensive and graduation rates are too low.

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Is the Purpose of Going to College to Hook Up or Get a Career [POLL]

I know. It may be a stupid question, but it begs being asked.

If you’re looking to go to college to better yourself and eventually land a high paying job, you may be wasting your money.

That is, if you can afford to go in the first place

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