Eric Owens reports for the Daily Caller on the positive impact a former reality-television star could have for the future of higher education in her home state.

Never let it be said that “Jersey Shore” star Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi hasn’t made a dramatically positive impact on society.

The washed-up, embarrassingly tanned, former MTV reality television personality is the inspiration for a bill that would force public colleges and universities in the state of New Jersey to publish an itemization of student fees online and permit students to opt out of certain expenses.

The legislation — Senate Bill No. 703 — had been wasting away in obscurity for four years. However, the Garden State’s Senate Higher Education Committee finally passed it on Thursday, NJ Advance Media reports.

Sen. Joe Kyrillos, who represents several boroughs and townships in Monmouth County, initially introduced the bill in 2011, during Snooki’s halcyon days, after Rutgers University had paid her $32,000 to appear on the notably ugly campus for a grand total of two hours.

The student-run Rutgers University Programming Association used funds from mandatory student fees to compensate Snooki for her 120 minutes.

The group has the power to spend cash generated from mandatory fees with no input from actual school officials.

During a question-and-answer period, Snooki — a high school graduate and one-time community college attendee — earned her $32,000 by advising a standing-room only crowd of Rutgers students to “study hard, but party harder.”

Later, New Jersey’s Star-Ledger revealed that Snooki, now 27, received $2,000 more than Nobel Prize winner Toni Morrison received for a Rutgers campus visit.

“College students and their families should know exactly what they’re paying for, before their money is taken,” Sen. Kyrillos said, according to NJ Advance Media. “By offering them the chance to opt-out, we are giving students the opportunity to create and pay for the college experience they want, instead of forcing them to pay for frivolous events that do not contribute to the quality education that they deserve.”