There’s been plenty of talk (and controversy) over the Excelsior Scholarship program, which will provide students in New York from families under specific income levels with free tuition at state public colleges.
One new aspect of the new free college initiative that’s been overlooked by many is the Enhanced Tuition Awards Program, which provides up to $6,000 for students who choose to attend private colleges instead of one of the state’s SUNY or CUNY colleges.
But it hasn’t been all smooth-sailing for this program, either. In fact, a majority of the state’s private colleges are choosing not to participate, The Journal News reports.
When the Excelsior Scholarship Program was announced, many believed it meant that the majority of students in New York state would now be able to attend college for free.
That’s not entirely the case, as we explain in our recent post about the program. And more details have emerged that should give pause to students and families depending on this program.
It’s been widely reported that millennials and recent college graduates are putting off purchasing homes because of high student debt. But New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has proposed a new program to make it easier for young college graduates to afford homes in our hometown of Upstate New York, the Times-Union reports. College grads incentivized […]
The State University of New York (SUNY) system is moving forward with its plan to increase tuition once again, the Poughkeepsie Journal reports.
This week, SUNY leaders urged the state to support another round of tuition increases.
They are seeking an extension of the SUNY 2020 that took effect in 2011, which allowed every four-year SUNY college to raise tuition by up to $300 each year for five years.
Finding a job right after graduating can be tough. And for graduates with student debt, there’s added pressure to find a job and make enough money to afford student loan payments once their grace period has ended.
Luckily for college graduates in New York state, there’s a new student loan forgiveness program that makes it easier for them to adjust to life after college–without having to repay their student loans.