Student Financial Aid

  • The Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) is funded at $1.09 billion, up from $1.04 billion in last year’s enacted budget.
     
  • The Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) is funded at $26.8 million, a decrease of $5.4 million from last year’s enacted budget*
     
  • The Science and Technology Entry Program (STEP) is funded at $13.2 million, a decrease of $2.6 million from last year’s enacted budget*
     
  • The Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (C-STEP) is funded at $10 million, a decrease of $2 million from last year’s enacted budget*
     
  • The Liberty Partnership Program (LPP) is funded at $15.3 million, a decrease of $3 million from last year’s enacted budget*

*The Executive eliminated the increases made by the Legislature last year.

The Executive Budget again advances the creation of the DREAM Act to allow undocumented immigrants who graduated from a New York State high school eligibility to the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) and other scholarship programs.