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.

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December 17, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON- Today, Congressman Jeff Van Drew announced the winner of the Congressional App Challenge for the 2nd District of New Jersey. The App Challenge asks local middle and high school students to submit a developed application (app). The apps are judged based on creativity, usefulness, and technical capability of the coding.

March 18, 2020 Press Release

Today Congressman Van Drew announced his support of the proposed Coronavirus relief package and the initiatives he would like to see included in a deal.

“The American economy is driven and maintained by the exceptionalism of the women and men who make up our workforce; we must do everything we can to protect them. In the upcoming Coronavirus legislation, I would like to see:

March 14, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Tonight, Congressman Van Drew voted to support an additional $8.3 billion funding supplemental bill to help prepare America for the Coronavirus pandemic. The bill includes:

March 12, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON--- Today Congressman Van Drew announced he will be sponsoring H.R. 6194, a bill that will ensure veterans have access to their GI Bill benefits they earned, and will be using, during the current Coronavirus crisis. The Coronavirus is causing many universities around the country to transition to “distance learning,” where students attend their classes through telecommunications. This threatens to disrupt students attending school through the GI bill. As it stands, the GI bill does not account for students who must move from on-site learning to distance learning.