Advocates and faculty within the State University of New York system are calling on lawmakers to increase the Tuition Assistance Program.
The union that represents SUNY workers say funding has been flat for five years and that something needs to change.
TAP provides financial aid for students who might not be able to afford a SUNY education.
“SUNY cannot succeed without the leaders of New York standing for the students we and UUP serve,” United University Professors President Fredrick Kowal said. “The time for austerity budgets, the hammer which Andrew Cuomo pounded away at SUNY for 11 years, is over.”
It’s unclear if the Excelsior Scholarship, which covers tuition at all SUNY schools for families who make up to a certain point will be continued.
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