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Senate clears bill to assist military dependents attend college in NJ

Children of military service members who attended high school in New Jersey would be eligible for in-state college tuition rates under legislation sponsored by Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean Jr., R-21st District, and approved Monday by the Senate.

Kean says that under Senate Bill 275, if military dependents attended three years of high school in New Jersey, they would qualify for more affordable resident tuition at public colleges or universities, regardless of their place of residence at the time they enroll in school.

The bill expands a current law that allows resident tuition rates for military members stationed in New Jersey and their children.

David Hutter
David Hutter grew up in Darien, Conn., and covers higher education, transportation and manufacturing for NJBIZ. He can be reached at: dhutter@njbiz.com.

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