Senators Ronald L. Rice, D-Essex, and Sandra Cunningham, D-Hudson, speak about legislation on the floor of the Senate

04 Jan: Rice / Cunningham Bill To Allow In-State Tuition For Undocumented Aliens Was Approved In Senate Committee

TRENTON – Legislation sponsored by Senators Ronald L. Rice and Sandra Bolden Cunningham to allow a student who is also an undocumented alien to pay in-state tuition at the State’s public institutions of higher education and community colleges was approved by the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee today.

“This is about equity and fairness, but it is also about economics,” said Senator Rice, D-Essex. “When young people get college degrees, they earn more, have better lives, and contribute more to the state’s economy. There is no question that state policy should support incentives to help as many young people as possible go to college.”