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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.

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More on Education & Students

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.


Sep 6, 2017 Press Release

Newburgh, NY – Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) announced today that his office is accepting applications from Hudson Valley students seeking a nomination to one of the U.S. Service Academies. Rep. Maloney can nominate students to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, U.S. Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs, the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point. Students applying to the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London do not need a Congressional nomination.

Sep 5, 2017 Press Release

Highland Falls, NY – Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) joined top officials from the Highland Falls-Fort Montgomery Central School District to oppose President Trump’s budget proposal, which would eliminate Impact Aid funding for federally-impacted lands. Because 93% of the Highland Falls-Fort Montgomery Central School District is composed of untaxable land, the district relies on Impact Aid for 12% of its total funding.

Jul 27, 2017 Press Release

Newburgh, NY –  Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) announced a federal investment of $1,161,201 for Head Start of Eastern Orange County, Inc. The investment, made though the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), will support early childhood programs for 227 children in eastern Orange County.

Apr 28, 2017 Press Release

Newburgh, NY – Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) announced more than $1.1 million in federal funding 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 secured more than $6 million in federal Health and Human Services (HHS) investments for Head Start programs in Orange County alone.

Apr 3, 2017 Press Release

Under President Trump’s Budget Proposal, Program Could Lose Necessary Funding