By Press Release Wednesday, March 02 2011 @ 04:59 PM EST
Jersey’s Middle Class Families See $115 Million in Pell Grants, 183,000 Students Impacted Statewide
Union, Middlesex, and Essex Counties Most Affected
An estimated 15,500 Bergen County college students will see education grants disappear under the budget proposed by Washington Republicans, according to new analysis released today by Senator Robert Menendez (D – New Jersey). A total of 183,000 promising students will see $115 Million in Pell Grants disappear under the Republican’s proposal. Union, Middlesex, and Essex counties will see the highest number of students affected, with an estimated 18,000; 16,500; and 15,500 students affected respectively.