N.J. wants colleges to explain what the heck students are paying for

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Jul 31, 12:00 AM

N.J. wants colleges to explain what the heck students are paying for

New Jersey hasn’t been able to rein in the rising cost of higher education, but it at least wants colleges to better explain why they cost so much money. Lt. Gov. Sheila Oliver on Tuesday signed a new law requiring public colleges to provide a financial aid “shopping sheet” to prospective students. The sheet must include clear information on costs, loan options and estimated debt levels so families can see how much a college will cost and compare financial aid packages.

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