On February 11th, 2014, a delegation of New York University students and administrators took part in our 29th annual trip to Albany for the 2014 "NYU in Albany Day."
"NYU in Albany Day" is intended to give students an opportunity to interact with New York's decision makers and share their personal story about how state financial aid programs help pay the costs of attending college. As a participant, students are a member of a team that meet with New York State legislators and staff about the importance of prioritizing education and financial aid programs within the overall state budget. Because of rising budget deficits, legislators are likely to consider making cuts to key education programs in the coming years, that is why student participation and expressing individual stories to our state elected officials is particularly. Many students that join the trip receive state funded education aid through programs such as the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) or the Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP).
The day long program includes meetings with six different legislator offices, a discussion with a Legislator, a tour of the Capitol building and career advice session with legislative staff. All transportation and meals are provided.
Pictures of last year's Albany Day trip can be found on our Facebook page.
If you have any further questions or would like additional information regarding the Albany Day trip, please do not hesitate to contact the Office of Government and Community Affairs at (212) 998-2400. We hope you will join us next year!
On Feburary 11, 2014 a group of 42 NYU students and staff joined the New York State Student Aid Alliance Advocacy Day to talk to legislators about the importance of financial aid programs and share their stories and experiences in these programs. If you are interested in politics, advoacy and supporting financial aid then join us next year for a day long trip to Albany to meet with State Legislators and discuss financial aid. All transportation and meals are provided.
Check back in the fall for information for Albany Day 2015!