Let Your Voice Be Heard About Proposed Budget Cuts in Higher Ed by the State of NJ
Thursday, April 27, 2006
The proposed budget for the State of
New Jersey for fiscal 2007 contains significant reductions in aid for institutions of higher education.
Saint Peter’s College is one of 14 members of the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities in New Jersey (AICUNJ).
If the proposed budget is enacted, our member institutions face a 50 percent reduction in aid, from $24 to $12 million.
This reduction translates into a loss of approximately $770,000 for Saint Peter’s College.
AICUNJ institutions have made significant contributions to our State, enrolling more than 65,500 students or nearly 17 percent of all students in higher education as of fall 2004.
Our schools awarded 23 percent of all degrees in our State and continue to play a major role in equipping students with the skills necessary in a highly-competitive economy.
Of the advanced degrees awarded in 2004-2005, AICUNJ institutions granted 40 percent, with higher percentages in areas such as the Physical Sciences, Business, Nursing and Engineering.
As the budget negotiations continue over the next several weeks, I encourage you to participate in this discussion.
For your information, I have listed below contact information for certain legislative leaders.
You may also go to
to find the name and contact information for the legislator from your respective municipality or district.
I urge all those associated with the mission of Saint Peter’s College and both public and private higher education in
New Jersey – students, faculty, alumni, staff and others – to express your views on the importance of ongoing financial support to higher education.
Fr. James N. Loughran, S.J.
Saint Peter’s College
Senator Richard J. Codey (Senate President)
449 Mount Pleasant Avenue,
Senator Wayne R. Bryant (Chair, Appropriations Committee)
501 Cooper Street,
Senator Shirley K. Turner (Chair, Education Committee)
1440 Pennington Rd., 1st Floor,
Assemblyman Joseph J. Roberts (Speaker of the Assembly)
Brooklawn Shopping Plaza, Rt. 130 South &
Assemblyman Patrick J. Diegnan (Chair, Higher Education Committee)
908 Oak Tree Ave., Unit P,
Assemblyman Louis D. Greenwald (Chair, Budget Committee)
1103 Laurel Oak Avenue, Suite 142,