An Act concerning tuition for veterans at public institutions of higher education and supplementing chapter 62 of Title 18A of the New Jersey Statutes.


     Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:


C.18A:62-4.1a  Short title.

     1.    This act shall be known and may be cited as the “New Jersey Tuition Equality for America’s Military (NJTEAM) Act.”


C.18A:62-4.1b  Definitions relative to the “NJTEAM Act.”

     2. a.  A veteran or covered individual who is living in New Jersey and is attending a public institution of higher education in New Jersey shall be regarded as a resident of the State for the purpose of determining tuition, regardless of the veteran or covered individual’s state of residence.

     b.    As used in this section:

     “Covered individual” means an individual who is entitled to educational assistance under provisions of the federal “Post-9/11 Educational Assistance” program (38 U.S.C. s.3311(b)(9) or 3319) by virtue of such individual’s relationship to a veteran.

     “Veteran” means a person who has served on active duty in the Uniformed Services of the United States and who was discharged or released and who qualifies for educational assistance under the federal “All-Volunteer Force Educational Assistance Program” (38 U.S.C. s.3001 et seq.) or “Post-9/11 Educational Assistance” program (38 U.S.C. s.3301 et seq.).


     3.    This act shall take effect immediately.


     Approved March 23, 2015.