Yesterday, New York State Governor Kathy Hochul made the announcement of $150 million dollars for the expansion of the state’s tuition assistance program (TAP). The program’s increased funding will now allow 75,000 additional students who are pursuing their degree part-time to be able to attend.
“As Governor, I want to do more than just care for this state today – I want to prepare New York for tomorrow,” Governor Hochul said. “Higher education students not only hold the key for our state, but for their families. A degree changes more than just the life of its holder, it changes the lives of those all around them. Every person who calls New York home should have the opportunity to better themselves and invest in their education. My administration is committed to supporting our students in every way possible and I thank my partners in service for making this a reality.”
Students enrolling in the fall 2022 semester can now apply for part-time TAP by filling out an application. Those who are already enrolled in and submitted their application(s) for the 2022-2023 academic year, the TAP awards automatically be adjusted based on enrolled credits.