Once again, CW students traveled to Albany to meet with New York State Legislators for APC Student Lobby Day. Pedro, Luana, Ty, and Dania were the 4 students representing the CW student body. The Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) helps eligible New York State residents pay tuition at approved schools in New York State. TAP is one of the grants, scholarships and awards programs administered by the New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC).
Our CW Student Ambassadors asked state lawmakers to continue their support of helping New York students afford college by improving the New York State TAP, and other opportunity programs. “It is vital that we encourage lawmakers to support TAP because we are the future and the key to the State of New York. Having a higher education degree not only benefits the beholder, but those around us i.e., our families and society. At the end of the day, we are giving back to our society when we graduate by working in NY and helping the cycle of our society,” said Pedro, one of our CW students representing us in Albany.
Several studies show that most college students stay in New York after completing their studies to work, which really helps our local economy, “Now is the time for a change not only for this generation, but the many more to come. It felt good knowing that I was doing something great for so many people who are in my predicament, while also representing CW,” concludes Pedro.
TAP is available for eligible college students studying full- or part-time. If you need more information about this and other financial support, visit the Office of Student Services on the 4th Floor. APC is the Association of Private Colleges representing 12 degree-granting colleges on 20 campuses across New York State.
A big shout out to all our CW Warriors representing us in Albany. Great Work!