Tracy and Governor Phil Murphy of NJ


New Jersey Pay It Forward Program Launch Event

New Jersey Office of the Governor and Social Finance

Public Sector Solutions, Workforce & Economic Mobility, Education, Pay It Forward Funds

Key Takeaway

“A lot of students choose certain majors because they are afraid of needing to take out loans in order to go through the program they prefer, especially when it comes to health care and technology … I want to encourage my peer students to take initiative and to get the maximum benefit you can of this program so that you can follow your passions.” —Kadiatou Kamara, Student, Hudson County Community College

On August 17, 2022, Hudson County Community College hosted a launch event for the New Jersey Pay It Forward Program, a joint initiative of Governor Phil Murphy, the State of New Jersey, New Jersey CEO Council, and Social Finance. Governor Murphy, Social Finance CEO and Co-Founder Tracy Palandjian, Hudson County Executive Tom DeGise, HESAA Executive Director David Socolow, and Hudson County Community College Chief Academic Officer Darryl Jones spoke at the event.

Watch the event recording:

We hope this is ripped off by every other state. Making America stronger, making higher education more affordable and more accessible, is what America is about.Governor Phil Murphy, State of New Jersey

Photo courtesy of New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy’s Office.

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