Pinkin Bill to Place 4 Percent Cap on College Tuition

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Assemblywoman Pinkin's bill would protect New Jersey college students from dramatic yearly increases in tuition. Credits: New Jersey State Assembly
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TRENTON, NJ - New Jersey students who will attend in-state colleges and universities wil benefit from a new bill that is being moved forward by Nancy Pinkin. An Assembly panel on Monday advanced legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrat Pinkin to ensure that New Jersey colleges and universities are not overburdening students with exorbitant tuition hikes.  

The bill (A-552) prohibits a public institution of higher education from increasing the institution resident undergraduate and graduate tuition and fees for any academic year by more than 4 percent over the institution’s resident undergraduate and graduate tuition and fees for the prior academic year.

“College students are graduating with mountains and mountains of financially debilitating student loan debt,” said Pinkin (D- Middlesex). “The debt load is also preventing them from achieving independence upon graduation.  Many are unable to purchase homes or move to live on their own due to this debt. Something must be done to counter the burden of the rapidly rising cost of higher education placed on New Jersey’s college students.”

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Graduate tuition and fees will include tuition and fees for students enrolled in a graduate degree program or a professional studies program, such as law, medicine, business, dentistry, nursing or pharmacy.

The bill was released by the Assembly Higher Education Committee.

 

Nancy J. Pinkin
Assemblywoman, 18th District
3 Stephenville Parkway
Suite 2D
Edison, NJ 08820
p (732) 548-1406
f (732) 548-1623

Committees
Higher Education
Homeland Security and State Preparedness
Law and Public Safety

 

Democrat Nancy J. Pinkin, of East Brunswick, was first elected to the New Jersey General Assembly on November 5, 2013.

Born August 4, Mrs. Pinkin earned her Associate of Applied Science from Middlesex County College; her bachelor's from Rutgers University; and her Master of Public Administration in public administration and health administration from New York University. She also completed a post-graduate fellowship in health policy and research at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.

Mrs. Pinkin is the founder of Pinkin Associates, Inc., a consulting firm specializing in health care consulting and association management. She also is the executive director of the Middlesex and Mercer county medical societies.

Prior to serving in the Assembly, Mrs. Pinkin served as a member of the East Brunswick Township Council from 2005 to 2014, and as council president from 2006 to 2008.

Mrs. Pinkin and her husband, Dr. James Salwitz, have two adult children and recently became grandparents.

Mrs. Pinkin represents the 18th Legislative District, which includes the Middlesex County municipalities of East Brunswick, Edison, Helmetta, Highland Park, Metuchen, South Plainfield and South River.

 

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