Collegiate Development

Collegiate Development Programs

The Unit’s mission is to coordinate State and Federally funded grant programs, Physician Loan Forgiveness, High Needs Nursing, Higher Education Emergency Management, and a variety of processes associated with implementation of the NYS Tuition Assistance Program, that promote and support strategies to:

  1. Increase retention and graduation rates for underrepresented and/ or economically disadvantaged college students in postsecondary education;
  2. Increase access for underrepresented and economically disadvantaged college students in pre-professional programs of study in the licensed professions;
  3. Prepare college students to work in technical careers and in the licensed professions; and
  4. Assist New York State residents with accessing post-secondary educational opportunities.

For further information contact

Collegiate Development Programs Unit
New York State Education Department
Room 505W, Education Building
Albany, NY 12234
(518) 486-6042
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Last Updated: March 30, 2015