Fight for Full State Funding of CUNY

Updated: March 21, 2019
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CUNY's Draft FY2020 Budget Request

Download CUNY Changes Lives, a booklet urging Albany lawmakers to fulfill the promise of CUNY.

Download the PSC's policy agenda for the FY2020 State budget.

Fact sheet: It's Time to Fill the TAP Gap

Comic strip explainer: Why NYS Legislators Must Fill the TAP Gap


Funding to help support our contract and CUNY students’ education is on the line. Legislators need to hear from us today—from all of us—before the April 1 budget deadline. Budget proposals from the Senate and the Assembly call for modest increases in funding for senior and community colleges. The Assembly plan would put CUNY on a path toward budget stability. The Senate plan is less generous to CUNY. Please make a call to your Senator AND send this NEW LETTER TO LEGISLATORS.

The main Senate switchboard phone number is 518-455-2800. Ask to speak to your State Senator (find him or her here.) Tell them: CUNY is cannibalizing itself to cover unfunded costs, and students are feeling the cuts in their classrooms, counseling centers and elsewhere. CUNY needs much more than what is currently on the table in Albany to end the crisis and protect quality education. Tell your Senator to start by filling the TAP Gap at CUNY. The Gap cost CUNY colleges $74 million this year alone.