On February 27th, 2013, a delegation of New York University students and administrators took part in our 28th annual trip to Albany for the 2013 "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 this year's Albany Day trip can be found on our Facebook page.