Higher Education

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We live in a representative democracy — we choose our representatives, and they make policy choices on our behalf. Central to the success of any democracy is the ability of its people to be adequately informed about the issues of the day and the way in which their government works. In addition, an advanced society such as ours relies on the intellect and skills of its people to boost its economic vitality.

An important component to such successes is a quality, affordable system of higher education. NYPIRG has long promoted access to affordable, high quality college education for all students. Working with our sister organization, we have offered analyses that help make the case for enhanced state support for higher education institutions, both public and independent.

Release: 350+ Student Groups Sign Freeze Tuition Letter to Albany
Students drop off 28,000 petition signatures calling for tuition freeze to Governor Cuomo!
Students, faculty urge Governor Cuomo to approve bipartisan legislation supporting SUNY and CUNY
NYPIRG Testimony for the 2015-2016 State Budget
New York community college students could win big under President's new plan
Modernize financial aid! NYPIRG's testimony to the NYS Assembly Higher Education Committee on the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) and the NYS DREAM Act
500 student groups send letter to the Governor urging action on the NYS DREAM Act!
Students commend Mayor and City Council for prioritizing increased funding for CUNY
NYPIRG and CUNY USS Say INVEST in Grad Students!
"Deflate My Student Loan Interest Rate" - NYPIRG, Thousands Students, SenGillibrand, NYS Assemblywoman Glick, NYC Councilman Rodriguez Call on Congress to Lower Rates
NYPIRG's Student Loan Position Paper - June 2013
NYPIRG helps pass NY DREAM Act through Assembly!
NYS Comptorller publishes report on DREAm Act, NYPIRG supports!
NYPIRG joins Senator Gillibrand and Campus progress to help student loan holders refinance their loans for a better rate!
NYS Budget Passes, NYPIRG responds
NYC Council Impact of student debt testimony 1.31.13 FINAL.pdf
DREAM Act Support Memo 1.23.13
NYPIRG Testimony, Assembly Higher Education Committee, Cost of Higher Education Hearing, 12.12.12
NEWS Release, StaffordLoans-5.8.12
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