Testimony from Laura L. Anglin before the 2015-2016 Joint NYS Legislative Budget Hearing on Higher Education

News Date: 2/12/2015

Laura L. Anglin, president of the Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities, a statewide association for more than 100 private, not-for-profit New York State colleges and universities provided testimony at the 2015-2016 Joint New York State Legislative Budget Hearing on Higher Education in Albany, NY on Thursday, February 10, 2015.

Excerpt from the testimony:

"Many of our students are here today in Albany for the New York Student Aid Alliance Advocacy Day.  This annual event brings together students from across New York State to stand up for and champion student aid, including the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP), the Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP), Collegiate Science an Technology Entry Program (C-STEP), Science Technology Entry Program (STEP) and Liberty Partnerships Program (LPP).

Earlier today, I welcomed hundreds of students to Albany to share their stories on the importance of student aid and the impact it has on their lives.  Many are the first in their family to attend college and would not have been able to do so without the assistance from the wide array of New York State financial aid programs.

Students are at the core of New York’s Independent Sector of higher education.  Investment in New York’s students is investment in New York’s future."

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