Biaggi helps pass legislation to support student aid in higher education


Major legislation was passed Tuesday to improve student aid in the higher education institutions of New York schools.

The bills advanced will provide support to veteran students through campus resources and academic credit opportunities. It also standardizes the award schedule of the Tuition Assistance Program for dependent and independent students, creates a task force to study refinance options for private student loans, protects the privacy rights of immigrant students on campus and helps provide the community and state college systems of New York the support they deserve.