Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Cuomo Signs Legislation Enacting Excelsior Scholarship Program

Earlier today, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation enacting the Excelsior Scholarship, the first-of-its-kind in the nation program to provide tuition-free college at New York’s public universities to families making up to $125,000 a year. The legislation was passed as part of the FY 2018 Budget, and was the Governor’s first proposal in his 2017 State of the State. The Budget additionally includes $8 million to provide open educational resources, including e-books, to students at SUNY and CUNY colleges to help defray the cost of textbooks. The Governor signed the legislation at LaGuardia Community College, joined by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. 

More information is available here.

Source: NYGovCuomo

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