Mo’ Money, Mo’ Problems

By Kevin Kiley

After a 25-year drought of state bond money for higher education capital projects, the $750 million general obligation bond recently approved by New Jersey voters was a welcome influx of funds.
“This will not only help our institutions of higher learning attract and retain students, and in turn, industries looking for a capable work force, but it will create jobs as improvement projects get under way.…

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Students Score Two Victories But Battles Continue Over Hefty College Costs

Activists win meeting with big private lender; report calls on NJ to help make higher-ed more affordable
By Tara Nurin

Bad times loom for many New Jersey college students as federal loan interest rates are scheduled to double on July 1 and state aid programs cover less and less of rising higher-education costs.

But yesterday, at least, was a good day for the state’s college students, as efforts to make college more affordable advanced on two fronts.…

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Students rally in Jersey City for cheaper college for illegal immigrants

By Terrence T. McDonald/The Jersey Journal

About two dozens students rallied today in front of Jersey City City Hall in favor of the NJ Dream Act, which would help undocumented immigrants receive in-state tuition at public colleges and universities.
Jersey Journal file photo

About two dozen students met in front of Jersey City City Hall this afternoon to rally in support of the so-called NJ Dream Act, a bill that would allow undocumented immigrants to receive in-state tuition rates at public colleges and universities.…

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