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NJ College Kids Slammed By Student Loan Rate Hike [AUDIO]

Interest rates on federally subsidized Stafford student loans have doubled, going from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent, after Congress failed to reach a deal to avoid the increase.

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Governor Chris Christie speaks at Rutgers Integration Day for Rutgers Transition Ceremony in Piscataway.  (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)
Governor Chris Christie speaks at Rutgers Integration Day for Rutgers Transition Ceremony in Piscataway. (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)
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New Jersey Higher Ed Merger Now Official [AUDIO]

It's official. Rutgers University has taken over most UMDNJ schools.

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Rutgers University
Rutgers University (Tim Larsen, Governor's Office)
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NJ Public Universities Officially Reconfigured [VIDEO]

Rutgers officially added two medical schools on Monday in a university reconfiguration that officials hope will turn the school into a medical research powerhouse.

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Kid Outside
Flickr User Sebastiaan ter Burg
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Well-Being of NJ Children: A Mixed Bag [AUDIO]

New Jersey ranks fifth nationwide for the well-being of children, according to an annual report. While the ranking could be worse, the state recorded some disturbing numbers in certain categories.

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Statehouse (NJSenateRepublicans.com)
Statehouse (NJSenateRepublicans.com)
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Little Drama Expected in Today’s Final NJ Budget Vote [AUDIO]

With very little fanfare, both houses of the New Jersey legislature are expected to pass the $32.9 billion Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 State budget bill today.

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College Graduation
Christopher Furlong, Getty Images
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Graduated and Overqualified [AUDIO]

Certain majors in college could lead to years of disappointment.

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Should NJ change their alimony laws?
Joe Raedle/Getty Images
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NJ Split Over Whether to Eliminate Lifetime Alimony [POLL/AUDIO]

Garden State voters are split over two separate issues being debated by state political leaders: alimony reform and the appropriate use of bond money for higher education, according to today's poll released by Fairleigh Dickinson University's PublicMind.

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Undocumented NJ Students May Soon Pay In-State College Tuition Rate [POLL/AUDIO]

A two-bill legislative package to allow New Jersey students planning to attend a state college or university to pay in-state tuition costs despite their immigration status or that of their parents as long as they meet certain requirements has been approved by an Assembly committee.

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Teacher in classroom
Tim Boyle, Getty Images
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NJ Schools Making Up Days Post-Sandy [AUDIO]

The academic year is nearing an end and many school districts in New Jersey are making the necessary final adjustments to their calendars to fulfill the state-required minimum of 180 days of instructional time, a task that has been made more complicated thanks to Superstorm Sandy

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Classroom
Flickr user: KnittyMarie
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Why Are NJ School Teachers Missing Classes? [AUDIO]

Many Garden State parents are wondering why their child's teacher has been absent from school so much this spring.

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