New York Becomes First State To Offer Free Tuition At Public Universities

12 Апреля, 2017, 02:43 | Author: Brian Mcdaniel
  • New York on verge of tuition-free college for middle class File

With a state budget deal in place ny becomes the first in the nation to offer free college tuition to middle-class students.

NY state Senate passed Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo's tuition-free college plan on Monday.

This fall, students attending State University of NY or City University of NY whose families earn no more than $100,000 per year can apply for the "Excelsior Scholarship". In 2018, the annual family income maximum will be raised to $110,000, followed by $125,000 in 2019, according to USA Today. To qualify the student will have to meet certain class-load and grade-point restrictions and room and board will not be covered. To avoid paying back loans, students must stay in NY for the same amount of time they received free tuition in college. "Altogether, the program is expected to cost NY $163 million and is expected to benefit roughly 940,000 families", reported Market Watch.

Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo proposed the tuition plan, which will cost an estimated $163 million.

When asked by CBS New York if he feared an exodus of students to free state schools, Robert Gilmore, who handles admissions at Manhattanville College, replied, "I really kind of am".

The move by NY comes after Oregon, Tennessee and the city of San Francisco all made community college free for residents, irrespective of their income level. According to the Washington Post, almost 1 million families are projected to qualify for free tuition each year.

As the cost of textbooks can be prohibitively expensive, the Budget also invests $8 million to provide open educational resources, including electronic-books, to students at SUNY and CUNY.

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The deal includes both the State Universities of ny, or SUNY, and the City Universities of ny program, known as CUNY.

A pedestrian walks past a City University of NY building in NY, U.S., April 11, 2017. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., in 2016.

Rhode Island is also considering paying for tuition for two years of public colleges.

And unlike New York's scholarship for middle-class families, which was approved this week, Raimondo's proposal would make tuition free regardless of income. The scholarship means students won't pay anything for tuition. If the graduate leaves the state early, the funding is converted into a loan.

The Excelsior Scholarship Program is being touted as the first of its kind in the United States.

SUNY Plattsburgh President John Ettling says 1,200 current students would have qualified for the first phase if the program was in place now. Those students would get a maximum award of $3,000.

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