Education and College Affordability

Education is the essence of American opportunity. A quality education levels the playing field and makes the system fair, but it has become unaffordable for so many South Jersey families. Clearer and standardize definitions of financial aid are necessary for students to make informed decisions about higher education. Representative Van Drew has introduced Understanding the True Cost of College Act to do so. The skyrocketing costs of a college education are saddling many with outrageous student loan debt, which stops young families from becoming first-time home buyers and stagnates economic growth. We must get serious about this financial crisis and reduce the existing burden so that we can grow our economy.