Testimony from Laura L. Anglin before the 2016-2017 Joint New York State Legislative Budget Hearing on Higher Education

News Date: 2/9/2016

Albany, NY - 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 2016-2017 Joint New York State Legislative Budget Hearing on Higher Education in Albany, NY on Monday, February 8, 2016.

Excerpt from testimony:

"More than 600 students were here in Albany last week for the New York Student Aid Alliance Advocacy Day. This annual event brings together students from across New York State, and all sectors of higher education, to stand up for student aid, including the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP), the Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP), Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (C-STEP), Science Technology Entry Program (STEP) and Liberty Partnerships Program (LPP). Students from every corner of the state made their way here to personally advocate for these programs and showcase the importance of these programs to higher education goals.

"Students are at the core of New York’s Independent Sector of higher education. Investment in New York’s students is truly a down payment on New York’s future. There are few opportunities to publicly express our appreciation, so thank you for supporting students and protecting their opportunity to attend more than 270 colleges and universities in New York State."

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