NYU’s advocacy has been crucial to advancing higher education initiatives, securing resources to support the University’s research agenda, and expanding access to higher education through financial aid.
NYU advocates and liaisons, including students and alumni, have helped legislators create better opportunities for college hopefuls everywhere to gain access to higher education. Many of these students attend NYU: federal financial aid supports approximately 65% of our student body, while New York State aid programs support NYU students through more than $15 million in direct financial assistance.
As a modern research institution, NYU advocates for continuous government investment for research initiatives that both educate our students and discover new knowledge through scholarship. NYU received approximately $310 million in federal research funding in 2012, as well as State and City grants.
As home to Colleges of Dentistry, Nursing and Social Work, NYU advocates for policies such as healthcare workforce issues, professional licensure requirements for these fields, and variety of other topics that impact our health programs.
Often, NYU Administrators, faculty or students will provide testimony in front of a government body such as a Congressional Hearing or a NYC City Council Hearing. Such testimony can be on a variety of topics depending on a particular faculty member's expertise or a current topic that impacts the University as a whole.
NYU collaborates with associations dedicated to expanding and strengthening the government’s investment in research, financial aid, and higher education.