College Expense Contribution

New Jersey is one of the few states that requires divorced or non-married parents to contribute to their children’s college expenses and authorizes judges to allocate the cost of college between the parents. Many factors are taken into account in such a determination, including but not limited to the financial circumstances of the parents and child, the child’s ability, the financial resources and financial aid available. The court must also consider how the continuation of child support while the child attends college impacts the parties financially.