Vaughn Students Travel to Albany to Advocate for Student Aid Funding
In February, students and faculty traveled to Albany, NY for the annual New York Student Aid Alliance Advocacy Day. Vaughn students joined hundreds of other college students from around the state at the New York State Capital building to advocate for continued funding of student aid programs like the Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP). Students spoke with legislators and staff to not only discuss the impact student aid has had on Vaughn, but to educate them about the extensive programs the college offers.
Lauren Cajade, executive director of Vaughn’s opportunity programs, organized the trip and assisted students in speaking with legislators and staff about the impact student aid has had on their ability to attend college, and to educate them about the extensive programs Vaughn offers to help students succeed.
New York Student Aid Alliance supports funding vital student aid programs for students in New York State. The Alliance is working to secure funding for students in pivotal programs, such as the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP), HEOP, the Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP) and many others. To learn more, click here.