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New York College Students Travel to Albany

Posted on March 15th, 2017 in Event, General, Tuition Assistance Program | No Comments »

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.

APC Colleges Lobby Day 2017

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).

APC Colleges

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

CW Does Its Part to Make College More Affordable for Students

Posted on November 6th, 2013 in Financial Aid, General, Tuition Assistance Program | No Comments »


By Karen Smith

Please enjoy this cross-post from Dr. Warren Rosenberg, VP for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty at The College of Westchester.

In September, President Obama launched a bus tour to promote his agenda for higher education reform. Among the central elements of his agenda were the following:
• Making a college education more affordable
• Course redesign including massive open online courses
• Competency based learning that moves away from seat time
• More efforts to recognize prior learning
• Rewarding colleges for enrolling large numbers of students eligible for Pell Grants
• Recognizing initiatives that foster student success and specifically citing Carnegie Mellon University’s Open Learning Initiative

While these initiatives may be new on the President’s agenda, they are already well underway at CW. Here are some specific examples.

First of all, 75% of CW’s students are Pell Grant eligible and we appreciate that President Obama recognizes the special challenges, and the importance, of serving a population of students with high financial need and for proposing to reward colleges such as CW for serving this population.

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Students Tap Out More Than 100,000 E-mails in Support of TAP!

Posted on April 9th, 2010 in General, Technology, Tuition Assistance Program | No Comments »

APC LogoWithin a few short weeks, APC students, faculty and administrators sent more than 100,000 e-mail messages to lawmakers imploring them to reject proposed cuts to the state’s Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) within the proposed executive budget.

“These 100,000 letters are proof that New Yorkers support TAP and believe it is a worthwhile investment in the future of our work force and our state,” said Stephen J. Jerome, APC president and president of Monroe College in the Bronx and New Rochelle. “Any cuts to the TAP program are not in the best interest of New York or its students.”

The executive budget proposes cutting the maximum TAP award from $5,000 to $4,000 for full-time students enrolled in two-year colleges – unfairly targeting the neediest students in New York. “There is no justification to set TAP payments based on the length of the program at the institution a student attends,” Jerome added. “This will establish a two-tier TAP system that is contrary to the New York State Regents’ goal of promoting access to higher education.”

For 35 years TAP has made it possible for thousands of New Yorkers to afford college. It is an investment in New York students. Once the students graduate, they are able to secure good jobs here in New York and become productive, taxpaying members of their communities.

Governor’s TAP Cuts Target New York’s Most Financially Needy Students

Posted on January 20th, 2010 in Tuition Assistance Program | No Comments »

The Association of Proprietary Colleges, which represents 26 accredited, degree-granting colleges throughout New York, urged the Legislature to reject the governor’s proposed cuts to the state’s vital Tuition Assistance Program.

Governor Paterson on Tuesday released his proposed 2010-11 Executive Budget, which included proposals to reduce all TAP awards by $75 and cut the maximum TAP award for all students in two-year degree programs from $5,000 to $4,000.

Read the full press release here.