Help Raise the New York State Tuition Assistance Program Maximum Award

Thursday, March 20, 2014

This week the New York State Legislature is debating an increase in funding to the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP). St. John’s University, in partnership with the Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities, is raising awareness about this timely and critical issue. We encourage you to share your personal support of the TAP Program with the New York State Legislature by Friday, March 21.

If you support giving deserving New Yorkers more grant aid for higher education, click here. By doing so, you will let your individual legislators and key New York State elected officials know of your conviction that TAP awards should be increased. We encourage you to share your personal support of the TAP Program with the New York State Legislature by Friday, March 28.

TAP awards for undergraduates have not changed in over a decade, and the current maximum TAP award is $5,000. The minimum award is $500. This academic year St. John’s University includes over 4,000 students who benefit from TAP. For more information about important student aid issues in New York State, please visit the New York Student Aid Alliance.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Brian Browne directly: 718-990-2762, browneb@stjohns.edu