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.
Many of our clients have been asking about the new Excelsior Scholarship program, which will provide free tuition at in-state public colleges for New York state students if their family meets certain income requirements.
While it may sound too good to be true, there are a lot of important details and things you need to keep in mind when considering the program. Read these important FAQs about the program, and contact us if you want personalized help figuring out whether it is a good option for your family.
Great news for New York students considering attending college in their home state in the next few years. On January 3, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a plan that would offer free tuition at state colleges (including community college) for all students with families making $125,000 or less, according to the New York Times. […]
When choosing a college, it’s important to be aware of graduate outcomes from that college and how much you can expect to make once you leave school.
While we wouldn’t recommend choosing a college based on average graduate salaries alone, expected salary is definitely a factor to consider when determining how to pay for college and whether you’ll be able to afford your student loan payments once you graduate.
For students considering college in Upstate New York or our hometown of Western New York, Buffalo Business First put together a list of average graduate salaries from 43 local colleges.
Being based in Western New York, we write a lot about the affordability and quality of schools in the State University of New York (SUNY) system. The SUNY system has been acclaimed for its high bang for the buck for both in-state and out-of-state students.
And a new list of rankings released by Business First backs up the assertion that SUNY colleges are among the best public colleges in the U.S.
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.
Great news for students who transfer within the State University of New York (SUNY) system–they can now transfer with the assurance that their credits will be accepted without any trouble from their new college, according to the SUNY website and as reported by The Journal News. Program can help save students time, money on college Making it […]
While there are plenty of national college rankings to help students and families make their college choices, rarely do such rankings focus on a specific geographic area.
That’s why we’re excited that Buffalo Business First has put together a list of the top 10 colleges in Upstate New York–the area where College Financing Group is based.
While the area might be more known for its heavy snowfall, it’s home to a bevy of elite, quality colleges–including an Ivy League college in Cornell University.
There’s been another win for the affordable State University of New York (SUNY) system.
A recent study by The Business Journals analyzed the quality of 484 public colleges in America, and several SUNY colleges ranked among the best.