Assembly Higher Education

The Assembly Higher Education committee handles issues that relate directly to colleges and universities. The committee assists in directing policy relating to tuition aid and scholarship programs, such as the popular NJ STARS, and ensuring the success of inter-institutional agreements entered into by schools.
Democratic Research Aide:  Keith White   
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Video: Lampitt on Protecting Students by Improving Tuition and Fee Transparency

Assemblywoman Pamela Lampitt (D-Camden/Burlington) discusses her legislation (A-3847) to better protect students by requiring institutions of higher education and proprietary degree-granting institutions to improve the transparency of tuition and fees. The bill was released Monday by the Assembly Higher Education Committee.

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Lampitt & Mukherji Bill to Require Increased Transparency on Mandatory Student Fees at Colleges Clears Committee

Asw. Pamela Lampitt Measure Would Require Governing Boards to Specify How Student Fees Are Spent

Legislation Assembly Democrats Pamela Lampitt and Raj Mukherji sponsored to increase transparency surrounding the collection and use of student fees at New Jersey colleges and universities was advanced Monday by an Assembly committee.

"Too often, a term bill will just say 'campus fee' or 'school fee' without any explanation of how the money will be used, and there's an expectation that students will just pay," said Lampitt (D-Camden/Burlington). "When many students are taking on unbearable debt in order to pay for higher education, they at least deserve to know how these fees are spent."

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Transient Housing Regulation, ATM/Credit Card Protections, Self-Driving Vehicle Insurance, Anti-Smoking, Opioid Antidotes, Tuition Transparency, Sandy Victim Help & Affordable Housing Highlight Monday Assembly Committees

Also on Tap: Telemedicine, Amusement Games at Airports, Criminalizing Flakka & Racial/Ethnic Impact Statements for Sentencing Measures

Regulating transient housing services such as Airbnb, ATM and credit card protections, self-driving vehicle insurance, anti-smoking legislation, opioid antidotes, tuition and fee transparency, Sandy victim mortgage relief and affordable housing legislation highlight Monday's Assembly committee hearings.

Also on tap: telemedicine, amusement games at airports, criminalizing flakka and requiring a racial and ethnic impact statement for bills and regulations affecting sentencing…

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