Increase in NY Tuition Assistance Program Announced

By Joe Gullo

Published 04/29 2014 12:54PM

Updated 04/29 2014 12:59PM

ALBANY, N.Y. - New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced an increase in funding for the tuition assistance program award. 

A press release says with the increase, New York has allocated more than $1 billion for grants and scholarships for New York students who are pursing higher education. 

“New York was built on the promise of opportunity for all, and with this dramatic increase in the Tuition Assistance Program we are helping hundreds of thousands of students pursue world-class educational opportunities,” Governor Cuomo said. “TAP helps to make college more affordable for students across the State, and as we mark its 40th anniversary, I am proud that New York is investing in our future leaders by raising the level of grants and scholarships to a record $1 billion.”

In 2012-2013, more than 372,000 New York residents attended college and were awarded $931 million in TAP funds to help pay their college tuition costs, averaging $3,049 per student.

To learn more about New York’s Tuition Assistance Program and other scholarships, grants and loan forgiveness programs offered by the State, visit the HESC website.

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