Congressman Sean Maloney

Representing the 18th District of New York

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Education & Students

My father went to school on the GI bill. I was able to attend college because my parents scrimped and saved, and had a partner in the government. Our nation has a long tradition of investing in the education of our children and young people because that investment is crucial to our country’s economy.  

In the last decade, college tuition has skyrocketed at universities and colleges across the country. This places an even greater burden on middle class families. Families are no longer sure that sending their children to college is worth the investment. That’s not good.

With student loan rates on the rise, this dream of attending college is slipping away for too many students. The out-of-control cost of college has forced the vast majority of New York's students to take out ballooning college loans. Despite congressional Republican efforts to dismantle the Higher Education Act, I'm working hard to reduce college students' crippling debt and make it easier - not harder - for young folks to get the education they need to succeed in this competitive, 21st century economy. 

For more information concerning my work and views on Education, please contact me.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Thank you.

See also information on student financial aid.

More on Education & Students

Jun 12, 2019 Press Release

Katonah, NY – Today, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) announced a $50,000 grant for the Katonah Museum of Art, awarded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services’ Inspire! Grants for Small Museums initiative. The grant will help fund the Katonah Art Museum’s arts-based bilingual outreach program to support school readiness for Spanish and English speaking children and parents.

Jul 31, 2018 Press Release

Newburgh, NY – Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) today announced a $605,000 award from the Dyson Foundation for the Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum (MHCM) in Poughkeepsie. The award will go toward the acquisition of new land to build a hands-on science center focused on interactive and inquiry-based STEM learning. In January, Rep. Maloney wrote to the Dyson Foundation in support of MHCM’s grant application.

May 3, 2018 Press Release

Newburgh, NY – Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) announced a federal investment of more than $2.2 million for Head Start of Eastern Orange County, Inc. This investment will support Early Learning and Head Start programs that provide education and development services for low-income children. Since joining Congress, Rep. Maloney has announced more than $8.5 million in federal Health and Human Services (HHS) investments for Head Start programs in Orange County alone.

Apr 26, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON —Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) delivered more than 200 letters on gun violence in schools from Hudson Valley students to House Speaker Paul Ryan. Rep. Maloney launched the campaign following the shooting in Parkland, Florida and the formation of a new student movement against gun violence. The campaign invited Hudson Valley students to voice their concerns, offer suggestions, and ask questions about the status of gun safety efforts in Congress.  

Apr 10, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – As women still earn less than men nationally, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) announced his expanded agenda to “Increase Economic Opportunities for Women.” Maloney first introduced his seven-point agenda for improving economic opportunity for women in 2014, and this year’s agenda includes a larger role for sexual assault prevention. Equal Pay Day is the symbolic day when women's average earnings catch up to men's earnings from the previous year.

Feb 26, 2018 Press Release

Newburgh, NY —  Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) announced two new bills to support career and technical education (CTE) opportunities for educators in America’s fastest-growing career fields. The bills would provide resources that assist prospective CTE teachers to afford the rising costs of higher education, enhance opportunities for collaboration between industry leaders and CTE educators, and fund the expansion of CTE programs at colleges and universities nationwide.

Jan 16, 2018 Press Release

Newburgh, NY –  Mere months before hundreds of thousands of “Dreamers” are at risk for deportation, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) joined three Hudson Valley residents who live in America legally but are undocumented to call for a permanent legislative solution that will allow them to continue to stay in America without the fear of deportation. Approximately 15,000 Dreamers have already lost protections under the Obama-era program, and hundreds of thousands more will be at risk after the program officially ends on March 5th.

Nov 14, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – After working alongside Ros Thackurdeen, a resident of Newburgh whose son died while studying abroad, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney introduced two bills to help students make safer choices about studying in a foreign country. The American Students Abroad Act and Ravi Thackurdeen Safe Students Study Abroad Act would update reporting requirements on universities and the State Department to help families make better decisions about where their students study abroad.


Oct 11, 2017 Press Release

Newburgh, NY — Representative Sean Patrick Maloney will hold a workshop for Hudson Valley residents interested in attending one of our nation’s military academies this Saturday from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM at the Dominican Center Café at Mount Saint Mary College at 330 Powell Ave in Newburgh. The workshop will provide useful information for people who are interested in the service academy application process. Representatives from all of the relevant service academies will also be in attendance to answer questions.


Sep 26, 2017 Press Release

Newburgh, NY – Only a day after announcing an investment for a homeless youth shelter in Orange County, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) announced another federal investment of $136,814 for Green Chimneys Children’s Services, a Hudson Valley nonprofit that provides help to runaway and homeless youth. The investment, made through the Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families, will fund the shelter’s transitional living program for homeless youth.