For 40 years, the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) has helped five million state residents pay for college, keeping talent here in the Empire State. The current maximum award is $5,000 and the minimum is $500. TAP goes to families that earn less than $80,000 (net taxable income). TAP awards for undergraduate students have not changed in more than a decade.
Half of the New Yorkers attending college as full-time students use TAP to help meet their college expenses. Boosting the TAP maximum award would help these students pursue their college goals. New York's key official legislators and elected officials should continue to support deserving New Yorkers to receive more grant aid for higher education.
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