On Tuesday, March 5, students, faculty and administrators representing New York’s Association of Proprietary Colleges traveled to the State Capitol in Albany to ask state legislators to continue to protect the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP). The delegates from New York’s degree-granting proprietary colleges reminded lawmakers that TAP provides higher education opportunities for thousands of New Yorkers.

Delegates also asked that equity be restored to the manner in which the grant program is distributed. In 2010, TAP awards for students attending two-year colleges were cut by 20 percent. This reduction impacted thousands of students, many of whom needed TAP the most.

In highlighting their messages, students presented legislatures with various charts which showcased a few of the significant benefits of Association of Proprietary Colleges (APC) member colleges.

On March 4, in preparation for the next day, students gathered at Hotel Albany for a dinner and presentation; pictures taken at this event can be seen below.