SUNY Delhi to Receive Additional Funding from NYS Budget

SUNY Delhi is enthusiastic to receive another year of generous investments from New York State. The allocations across State-operated SUNY campuses for their 2023-24 and 2024-25 budgets reflect the largest direct state tax support for the SUNY System in at least five decades. SUNY Delhi will receive a $900,000 increase in operating aid for a combined total increase of $2.8 million, or 51%, over the past two years.

"Thanks to Governor Kathy Hochul and Chancellor John B. King, Jr.'s leadership, the continued investment in public higher education will transform our ability to meet students where they are and ensure their success," SUNY Delhi Acting President Mary Bonderoff said.

Since last year's budget increase, SUNY Delhi has made great strides to bolster support for students with disabilities and mental health services. In addition, SUNY Delhi elevated opportunities for student internships and strengthened offerings for students experiencing food insecurity. The increased support in hiring full-time faculty and professional staff will improve academic offerings and resources to provide the means for students to persist and complete their degrees.

Another extraordinary inclusion in this year's budget reflects support for salary increases within the recent collective bargaining agreements. The enacted budget also includes an increase in capital appropriations. At SUNY Delhi, there are numerous high-demand programs that result in waitlists. Additional funding to address capacity constraints and updated equipment is instrumental in meeting prospective student and trade needs.

Notably, the expansion of the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) will greatly help students pursue their dreams. The enacted changes include raising the minimum award and increasing student income limits for TAP eligibility. As an access institution, SUNY Delhi serves many low-income families and first-generation college students. This grant opportunity will make a huge impact on students' decisions to enroll in college, accelerate social mobility, and meet workforce demand in critical industries across the state. The TAP program outcomes are evident in broadening affordable education. Nearly half of full-time students at SUNY Delhi receive tuition assistance.

"We are grateful for the state's historic modifications of the TAP program. Special thanks to Senator Peter Oberacker for his fervent support of SUNY Delhi," Bonderoff said.

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