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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

May 5, 2014 Press Release
After hosting the 1st Annual Hudson Valley Bullying Prevention Summit where more than 100 local students and teachers attended, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) released his 2014 Bullying Prevention Report, which highlights findings, best practices, and prevention resources formulated by students and teachers to combat bullying in the Hudson Valley. A copy of this report will be sent to every middle and high school across the Hudson Valley.
Mar 3, 2014 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney announced that high school student submissions are now being accepted for the 2014 Congressional Art Competition.  Since 1982, hundreds of thousands of students from across the country have participated in the competition, sponsored by the Congressional Institute, which encourages Members of Congress to recognize the artistic talents of their young constituents. 
Jan 24, 2014 Press Release
One day before President Obama delivers his State of the Union address, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney will hold his first telephone town hall this year on Monday, January 27 at 7:00 PM to discuss the “State of the Hudson Valley.” Rep. Maloney will discuss President Obama’s upcoming State of the Union address and will answer constituent questions on issues important to folks in the Hudson Valley like the economy, healthcare, immigration, extending unemployment insurance, and increasing the minimum wage.
Jan 16, 2014 Press Release
On Saturday, January 25 from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney will be hosting a free Child Safety Workshop at the Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum. Parents and children will learn safety tips from experts including proper installation of car seats, online and fire safety and more about programs like Operation SAFE Child.
Nov 20, 2013 Press Release
Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney and Orange County Executive Edward A. Diana announced a $100,000 investment to connect Orange County school cafeterias with Hudson Valley farmers through the USDA “Farm to School” program. The Orange County Department of Health will partner with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Orange County to form the “Healthy Orange Farm to School” program, which connects schools with local farmers, expands and strengthens community partnerships and education programs, and streamlines bidding and procurement processes. The USDA awarded 71 Farm to School grants nationwide and Orange County was one of just two projects awarded in New York State.
Sep 19, 2013 Press Release

Newburgh, NY - Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) will hold a Post High School and College Workshop on Saturday, September 28, from 10 AM – 1 PM at Brewster High School to help students and parents explore the education and job training opportunities that exist upon graduating high school. Invited participants include representatives from regional colleges, local career education and technical training schools,  potential employers, job training programs and military service academies to provide information and answer questions.

Jul 31, 2013 Press Release
Representative Sean Patrick Maloney voted to reduce skyrocketing student loan rates, which doubled on July 1st. The Bipartisan Student Loan Certainty Act allows students to lock in today’s historic low interest rates for the life of the loan and includes caps on future rate increases. After passing the House of Representatives, this legislation heads to the President’s desk for his signature.
Jun 6, 2013 Press Release
With the interest rates on many student loans set to double from 3.4% to 6.8% on July 1st, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney is asking students to sound off on their stories about the impact of student loans or college debt. Unless Congress takes action soon, New Yorkers will pay an average of $1,000 more if the increase takes effect.
May 13, 2013 Press Release
In an awards ceremony on May 11, Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney announced the winners of the 2013 Congressional Art Competition for the 18th Congressional District of New York. The overall winner of this year’s competition is Shona Neary, a student at James I. O'Neill High School, who submitted a black and white photo titled: Tranquility.