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August 10, 2018
Few New York City students benefit from free college tuition, report finds
New York City students largely aren’t benefiting from the state’s program promising free college tuition, according to numbers released Friday by a nonpartisan…
October 2, 2017
22,000 New Yorkers will get new college scholarship from the state after 94,000 applied
Nearly 22,000 New York state students qualified for the first round of the state’s new “Excelsior Scholarship,” which provides free tuition at CUNY and SUNY schools.
rules and regs
August 1, 2017
Among NY students seeking new Excelsior scholarship, potentially many who aren’t qualified or could pay a price later
Do students understand the terms of the state's new free-tuition scholarship? Experts and interviews suggest the state has more work to do.
April 24, 2017
Kristina Johnson appointed chancellor of SUNY as state’s controversial free tuition plan kicks in
Johnson, an engineer, served as under-secretary of energy for President Barack Obama.
critics of cuomo
April 18, 2017
CUNY students join chorus of protests against Cuomo’s ‘hypocritical’ college tuition plan
The protest by AQE, an organization that has long criticized the governor, is the latest in a round of backlash against Cuomo’s free college tuition plan.
what's the catch?
April 10, 2017
Cuomo’s promise of free college tuition has a major catch, experts say
Cuomo's tuition plan has a major snag that has so far gone under-the-radar, experts say.
April 8, 2017
New York will make historic investment in free college tuition, part of budget deal reached Friday night
Students across New York state will soon attend college with the promise of free tuition.
down to the wire
March 16, 2017
As New York’s free college tuition debate heats up, experts weigh in on whether a flawed tuition bill is worth passing
A panel of experts tackles the question: Is a bad bill better than no bill?
January 13, 2017
Four education storylines to watch as New York kicks off its 2017 legislative session
We'll be following the governor's efforts to provide free college tuition, an upcoming battle about school funding, and plans to boost after-school programs.
January 10, 2017
Cuomo’s college tuition plan would be a boon for many students, but does it go far enough?
Though the governor's free tuition plan would help middle-class families, some are wondering whether it does enough for the state's neediest students.
January 9, 2017
Cuomo proposes an extra $35 million for after-school programs in high-need areas
Governor Cuomo released a plan to fund an extra 22,000 after-school program seats across the state.
path to college
January 3, 2017
Cuomo proposes free college tuition at state schools for families making less than $125,000
Governor Andrew Cuomo unveiled a plan Tuesday to offer free college tuition at two- and four-year state schools for families making less than $125,000 per year.
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