Congressman Sean Maloney

Representing the 18th District of New York

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Students and Higher Education

With student loan rates set to double, the dream of attending college is slipping away for many students. The out of control cost of college has forced the vast majority of New York's students to take out college loans. Those students owe an average of $26,000 in debt. And if Congress doesn’t act by July 1st, they’ll owe even more. Interest rates will double from 3.4% to 6.8% - this means college will cost $1000 more for students. I don't have to tell you that students in the Hudson Valley and across New York can’t afford this hike, plain and simple.
 
I think it’s just common sense - we should be making it easier for students to go to college - not harder. 
 

 
 
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More on Students and Higher Education

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.

 

Oct 6, 2016 Press Release

Nationwide Borrowers Owe More Than $1.3 Trillion in Debt

Poughkeepsie, NY — Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) joined local students, parents, administrators and advocates for a roundtable at Marist College to discuss skyrocketing student loan debt and making college more affordable for hardworking Hudson Valley families. Last year, the average New Yorker with college loans owed $32,200, which is roughly $3,500 higher than the national average – and nationwide student borrowers owe more than $1.3 trillion in debt.

Jul 1, 2016 Press Release

Newburgh, NY – Representative Sean Patrick Maloney announced that his office has secured over $6 million for Hudson Valley veterans, small businesses and families who were owed payments by the federal government. Rep. Maloney’s constituent advocates assisted over 3,500 individual constituents with cases involving the Social Security Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs, and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Approximately half of the funds were returned to over 800 veterans, service members, and their families.

Jun 13, 2016 Press Release

Newburgh, NY At a reception hosted by Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18), Rep. Maloney announced that 12 students from the Hudson Valley accepted offers of appointment to one of our nation’s four service academies. Rep. Maloney has the ability to 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. To assist with the nomination process, Rep.

Mar 4, 2016 Press Release
Following reports of more than 13 swatting incidents at the Middletown Enlarged City School District, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) announced federal steps to combat “swatting” in schools. Rep. Maloney’s Stop Swatting in Our Schools (SSOS) Act would designate “swatting” as a form of domestic terrorism and create an FBI task force to combat swatting that would coordinate directly with Joint Terrorism Task Forces.
Feb 29, 2016 Press Release
Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) announced that student submissions are now being accepted for the 2016 Congressional Art Competition. The Congressional Art Competition began in 1982 to provide an opportunity for members of Congress to encourage and recognize the artistic talents of their young constituents. Since then, over 650,000 high school students have been involved with the nationwide competition.
Jun 11, 2014 Press Release
With student loan debt surpassing more than $1.2 trillion, Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) expressed full support for the Bank on Students Emergency Loan Refinancing Act which would help more than 1,581,000 borrowers in New York refinance their student loans at lower interest rates. Unfortunately, the Senate failed to moved forward on a key procedural vote.
Jun 4, 2014 Press Release

Newburgh, NY – Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) announced that 13 students from the Hudson Valley accepted offers of appointment to one of the nation’s service academies.  Rep. Maloney has the ability to 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. To assist with the nomination process, Rep.