New Jersey launches new free-tuition program for some community college students

July 31, 2018

Gov. Murphy signed a law in May creating an individual health insurance mandate for New Jersey. The state Department of Banking and Insurance said that without that mandate rates next year would likely be 6.8 percent higher.

By Staff

Come next spring, thousands of New Jersey students could be going to college for free. That is, if their community college is chosen for a pilot program launched by Gov. Murphy.

On Tuesday the state invited the state’s 19 community colleges to apply for its Community College Innovation Challenge, a program aimed at making higher education more accessible and affordable.

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