Students Urge for the Expansion of the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP); Perform a Musical Tribute

More than 70 students, faculty and administrators from New York’s degree-granting proprietary colleges visited Albany on Tuesday, February 28 to encourage lawmakers to increase funding for the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP), making it available to more New York students.

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As part of the student advocacy activities, Five Towns College’s student Vocal Jazz Ensemble and Orchestra performed in the hallway between the Concourse and the Legislative Office Building. Through this performance, music education students demonstrate the importance of TAP and how the program helps talented degree candidates to develop their knowledge, skill, and competencies in music and music education.

APC delegates urged lawmakers to:

– Increase the Maximum TAP Award to $6,500
– Expand the TAP Income Threshold to $100,000
– Reinstate TAP for Graduate Students

APC Lobby Day 2017

Staff and students from The College of Westchester meet with Assemblyman Michael Blake to discuss an increase to the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP).

APC Colleges Lobby Day 2017

LIM College students pictured outside the state Capitol. They urged the legislature to support an increase to the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) award.

APC Colleges Lobby Day 2017

APC delegates from Monroe College are ready to advocate for increased funding for the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP). The Monroe College delegation gathered outside the state Capitol, while in Albany advocating for the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP).

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New York’s Bryant & Stratton delegation pictured with state Senator, Timothy M. Kennedy.