Bill To Help Veterans Pursuing Higher Education Now Law

Assemblywoman Annette Quijano

TRENTON – Legislation to provide veterans with better access to educational information has been signed into law.

The law (A-1677 from the 2011-12 legislative session) requires a public institution of higher education to include on its website a link to information on federal and state educational benefits available to veterans. The link must be placed in a prominent location on the website, and its content must be in accordance with the guidelines of the New Jersey Commission on Higher Education.

It requires the state Department of Military and Veterans Affairs to link its website to the directory of public and private colleges and universities, located on the website of the state Commission on Higher Education. The link must be placed on the page in the department’s website that lists the education benefits available to veterans.

“Military life is not easy. Veterans have endured their share of challenges; finding the proper resources to help them further their education should not be one of them,” said Assemblywoman Annette Quijano (D-Union), a sponsor of the bill. “This ensures the brave men and women who serve our country are provided educational information in the most convenient manner to assist them in pursing an education.”

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