Over the course of the next several weeks, I am encouraging LIM College’s students, faculty and staff, as well as everyone else in the community who is concerned about New York’s future, to go to http://www.capwiz.com/apccolleges/home/ and participate in an email campaign in support of New York State’s Tuition Assistance Program (TAP). TAP is a need-based financial aid program which provides vital assistance to thousands of college students who are New York State residents.
It has become increasingly difficult for many students and their families to afford a college education, so we are especially appreciative of the continued support that Governor Cuomo and the New York State legislature have shown for the TAP program throughout the years. However, we would also like to urge them to restore previous budget cuts that have impacted students at two-year colleges.
Investing in education for all of New York State’s students makes good fiscal sense, and will help ensure the State’s continued economic growth and prosperity. Please take a moment and join me in sharing this message with your local elected officials.