Hundreds Advocate for State Student Aid in Albany

News Date: 1/25/2011

Contacts: 
Terri Standish-Kuon, (518-436-4781; terri@cicu.org)
Jennifer Miller, (518-436-4781; jennifer@cicu.org)

WHAT: New York Student Aid AllianceAdvocacy Day. Approximately 1,200 high school and college students, faculty andstaff from more than 60 college campuses have registered to come to Albany to share theirstories about the value of state student aid programs, including the TuitionAssistance Program (TAP), Grad TAP, the Arthur O. Eve Higher EducationOpportunity Program (HEOP), the Science and Technology Entry programs (STEP/C-STEP),and the Liberty Partnerships Program.

WHY:   Annually, more than330,000 students depend on state student aid programs to achieve their collegeaspirations. Four million New Yorkers have received state aid over the pastfour decades.

WHEN: Tuesday, February 8, 2011

9:15 a.m. - Registration, Display Tables and Literature until 3:30 p.m. (WellWall)
10:30 a.m. - Advocacy Day Overview (Well)
11:15 a.m. - Student and AlumniSpeak Out 
11:30 a.m. - Student/Legislator Meetings

WHERE: "Well" in the LegislativeOffice Building, Albany, NY

WHO: Students, faculty and stafffrom independent (private, not-for-profit) and public colleges and universitiesin New York State; financial aid and opportunity program administrators andadvocates; and legislators and higher education policymakers.

Institutions participating:

Capital Region:
The Collegeof Saint Rose
Fulton-MontgomeryCommunity College
The SageColleges
SienaCollege
SkidmoreCollege
UnionCollege
UnionGraduate College

Central Region:
CazenoviaCollege
CornellUniversity
HamiltonCollege
HartwickCollege
IthacaCollege
LeMoyne College
MorrisvilleState College
OnondagaCommunity College
SUNYCobleskill
SUNYOswego
SyracuseUniversity
UticaCollege

Greater Rochester Region:
Hobartand William Smith Colleges
SUNYGeneseo
WellsCollege

Hudson Valley Region:
DominicanCollege
ManhattanvilleCollege
MercyCollege
MountSaint Mary College
NyackCollege
St.Thomas Aquinas College
 
Long Island Region:
LongIsland University, C. W. Post Campus
HofstraUniversity
MolloyCollege
NewYork College of Osteopathic Medicine
NewYork Institute of Technology
SARHigh School
 
New York City:
BaruchCollege STEP Academy
BarnardCollege
CollegeboundInitiative
Collegeof Mount Saint Vincent
FordhamUniversity
NewSettlement Apartments College Access Center
LongIsland University, Brooklyn Campus
MarymountManhattan College
MetropolitanCollege of New York
NewSettlement Apartments College Access Center
NewYork Institute of Technology, Manhattan Campus
Pace University
PolytechnicInstitute of NYU
PrattInstitute
St.Joseph's College
St.John's University
 
Northern New York:
ClarksonUniversity
PaulSmith's College
St.Lawrence University
SUNYPlattsburgh

Western New York Region:
CanisiusCollege
DaemenCollege
HilbertCollege
HoughtonCollege
MedailleCollege
NiagaraUniversity
St.Bonaventure University
Universityat Buffalo, SUNY