They’re listening…but are you speaking up? On February 12, Pace students and others from all over New York State will head to Albany to meet with their state representatives about the importance of state funding for higher education as part of the annual Student Lobby Day.
Now more than ever financial aid has become vital for those who seek to earn a college degree. With New York State dealing with a large budget deficit again, it is critical to make our lawmakers understand how important student financial aid is.
Take part in this great opportunity to see the inner workings of state government, meet with political figures, and speak to them about one of the most important issues facing higher education. Share your personal stories about how higher education programs like the Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP), the Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP), and the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) help you with the people who can make these changes.
Pace’s Department of Government and Community Relations will be providing transportation to all students who wish to participate. Buses will leave from both the NYC and PLV campuses on the morning of February 8 and will be returning that afternoon. Lunch will also be included.
E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in attending or have any questions about the event. All RSVPs must be received by Thursday, February 7. Space is limited so please respond as soon as possible.