*The Senate budget takes the Governor’s “free college tuition” initiative and makes it better by using TAP to drive more money to many more middle-class families.

Martin J. Golden

March 17, 2017

*Under our plan, the minimum TAP award jumps from $500 to $3,000, and families with incomes of up to $125,000 will now be eligible.  Unlike the Governor’s plan, we ensure that students who attend private colleges are treated fairly and equitably.
 
*We establish a new Task Force on College Affordability to examine ways to keep costs down so that college is within the reach of anyone who wants to learn and grow.