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The New Jersey Tuition Aid Grant Study Commission

TAG Study Commission

In January of 2020, Governor Murphy signed P.L. 2019, c.298 into law which established the Tuition Aid Grant (TAG) Study Commission. The Commission members were charged with identifying any barriers, gaps, or deficiencies in the successful operation of the State’s TAG program. The Commission’s findings and recommendations for improvement were then compiled into a final report to the Governor and Legislature in October 2022.


TAG Study Commission Members

The 10 members of the Commission listed below include five individuals appointed by the Governor to represent five sectors of New Jersey higher education (public research universities, State colleges and universities, county colleges, independent colleges and universities, and licensed degree-granting proprietary schools), as well as the executive director of HESAA and four public members appointed by the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the General Assembly.

Christopher A. Capuano, Ph.D.
President, Fairleigh Dickinson University
Representative of Independent Institutions

Rabbi Aaron Kotler
President Emeritus, Beth Medrash Govoha
Public Member

Michael Chando
Executive Director of Admissions and Financial Aid,
Rowan College of South Jersey
Public Member

Kevin L. Luing
Chairman, Berkeley College
Representative of Degree-Granting Proprietary Institutions

Joseph Gasparro
Carteret, New Jersey
Public Member

Stephen Lally
Woodbridge, New Jersey
Public Member

Phoebe Haddon, Esq.
Chancellor Emerita, Rutgers University-Camden, and Professor of Law
Representative of Public Research Universities

Margaret M. McMenamin, Ed.D.
President, Union College of Union County, New Jersey
Representative of County Colleges


Sue Henderson, Ph.D.
President Emerita, New Jersey City University
Representative of State Colleges & Universities

David J. Socolow
Executive Director, New Jersey Higher Education Student Assistance Authority (HESAA)

To Access the Final TAG Study Commission Report, click here.

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