The College has recently learned that the New York State legislature has made significant changes to the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP), the principal program through which New York State awards financial aid to college students. ALL student awards have been reduced and some students may lose their eligibility. It is really unfortunate that the State is making these changes so close to the start of the fall semester, and it is part of a long-term trend of reduced New York State support for public higher education.
We thought it important to get this information to parents as quickly as possible since some of you will have to make alternate arrangements for the payment of some part of your child's tuition. Go to http://www.hesc.com/content.nsf/HESC/201011_TAP_Grant_Award_Funding_Announced to see the changes in the TAP program. The College has a range of modes through which tuition payments can be made. You can see these at http://www.citytech.cuny.edu/adminfinance/businessOffice/bo_bursar.shtml . The College will do its very best to work with parents through these difficult times.