New York Student Aid Alliance Advocacy Day on February 11, 2014

News Date: 2/3/2014

Jennifer Miller, (518-436-4781;
Terri Standish-Kuon, (518-436-4781;

WHAT:   New York Student Aid Alliance Advocacy Day. Hundreds of high school and college students, faculty and staff from more than 45 college and university and opportunity program groups from across New York State will be in Albany to share their stories about the value of state student aid programs, including the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP), Grad TAP, the Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP), the Science and Technology Entry programs (STEP/C-STEP), and the Liberty Partnerships Program (LPP).

WHEN: Tuesday, February 11, 2014

10:30 a.m. - Welcome & Remarks by Special Guests
11:15 a.m. - Student and Alumni Speak Out

WHERE:  “Well” in the Legislative Office Building, Albany, NY


WHY:   Annually, more than 370,000 students depend on state student aid programs to achieve their college aspirations. More than five million New Yorker State students have received state aid to help meet their college expenses over the past four decades.

WHO:   New York students, faculty and staff from independent (private, not-for-profit) and public colleges and universities; Opportunity Program (HEOP; STEP/C-STEP; LLP) students; financial aid and opportunity program administrators and advocates; and legislators and higher education policymakers.

ABOUT NEW YORK STUDENT AID ALLIANCE: The New York Student Aid Alliance is a coalition of New York State public and private campuses, their students and stakeholder organizations who support funding vital student aid programs for students in New York State.