On Tuesday, February 13th, 2018, NYU students and staff participated in the New York State Student Aid Alliance Advocacy Day. This was a unique opportunity for students to advocate directly to New York State legislators about the importance of financial aid programs.
The annual trip is hosted by the NYU Government Affairs office and takes approximately 60 NYU students and staff to share their stories at New York’s capital. Free meals and transportation to and from NYU and Albany are provided to all participants as well as NYU swag.
For a draft itinerary of NYU in Albany Day, please click here.
Each year, a delegation of NYU students travels of Albany to advocate for financial aid programs, sharing their personal stories with New York’s most powerful decision-makers. Many students who join the trip are recipients of state-funded aid through programs such as the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) or the Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP). However, advocates do not need to participate in the following programs to lend their support for their peers and the future of these financial aid programs.