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New Jersey governor signs college cost transparency law

September 17, 2021

Efforts to make clearer how much students will be paying for college have ramped up among states and the federal government for several years, especially as scrutiny of the cost of higher education grows.

New Jersey’s requirements are expansive, now mandating public and private colleges to provide all students with a “shopping sheet” every year with information including the total cost of one year at the institution. This encompasses the price of tuition, student fees, room and board, books, materials, transportation and other education-related expenses.

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