Resolution J5780-2013

Commemorating the 40th Anniversary of the Tuition Assistance Program

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  • Jun 12, 2014: ADOPTED
  • Jun 12, 2014: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Jun 10, 2014: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commemorating the 40th Anniversary of the Tuition
Assistance Program

WHEREAS,  Initiatives  devoted  to  improving  the  quality  of life for
others, enabling them to build  lives  of  dignity  and  self-worth  are
deserving of the highest praise and recognition; and
  WHEREAS,  Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly  proud  to  commem-
orate the 40th Anniversary of the Tuition Assistance Program; and
  WHEREAS,  New  York State continues to be the national leader in state
investment in higher education; and
  WHEREAS, The Tuition Assistance Program or TAP is the  centerpiece  of
New York's student financial aid programs, and is one of the largest and
most comprehensive need-based grants for education in the country; and
  WHEREAS, Since 1974, TAP has helped more than five million New Yorkers
achieve  greater  access  to  colleges  and universities by reducing the
financial burden on students and families; and
  WHEREAS, TAP has provided significant resources to  students  studying
full  time  in  undergraduate  programs; it has helped fulfill the aspi-
rations of many seeking to improve their lives, including many  minority
students;  one-quarter  of all students enrolled, are Black or Hispanic;
and
  WHEREAS, TAP represents New York State's commitment to the belief that
young men and women  of  every  generation  deserve  an  opportunity  to
fulfill  their  dreams regardless of economic status, and that financial
assistance for education is one of the greatest  investments  the  State
can make for its own future; and
  WHEREAS,  This  vital investment in higher education has made New York
State stronger as an economy and as a society; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause  in  its  deliberations  to
commemorate  the 40th Anniversary of the Tuition Assistance Program; and
be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the Tuition Assistance Program.

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