New Jersey

Some New Jersey State Colleges Owe Students Fee Explanation: Comptroller

New Jersey's comptroller says three state colleges and universities aren't clear with students on how the fees they charge are being spent.

The Record newspaper reports the Office of the State Comptroller said Wednesday that William Paterson and Kean universities and The College of New Jersey have a "heavy reliance" on fees that cost students up to $4,600 every year.

The schools charged students a combined $115 million in 2013 and the comptroller faulted them with hiding payroll costs within the fees.

Comptroller Philip Degnan says written policies would improve overnight. He says students deserve to know how their money is going to be spent.

All three schools said they will update their websites to indicate that funds could be used for personnel costs.

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