Financial aid helps pay college costs. It comes from the federal government as Pell Grants, Work-Study, Perkins Loans, Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants and the federal loan programs, including Stafford (student) and PLUS (parent) loans.New York State financial aid consists of the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP), Aid for Part-Time Study (APTS), scholarships, and other special awards.Financial aid from colleges can be institutional grants, scholarships, work programs and loans.Applying for New York State and federal aid is FREE. You
Identity Theft: Important Information to Protect You and Your Family Dear New Yorker:Identity theft, the fastest growing white-collar crime in the nation, is a felony in New York State thanks to a law passed in 2002. Those who commit the crime of identity theft can be sentenced to up to seven years in prison. The measure also makes identity theft victims eligible for restitution and gives them the right to sue in civil court for damages done to their credit ratings. This past session, I was pleased to support another measure to further combat identity theft.