New York plan could cut college graduates’ debt

Posted on January 19th, 2015

We’ve written a lot about the great, affordable colleges in our home state of New York.

And beginning this year, prospective college students and graduates may have another reason to consider making a move to the Empire State: free student loan payments for two years.

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The best college values under $30,000/year

Posted on December 19th, 2014

With the cost of college topping $60,000 at some schools, it may seem impossible for regular families to afford higher education.

But there are still plenty of quality colleges for half the cost. Kiplinger recently released a list of the best value colleges that still cost under $30,000 per year, all of which provide a great bang for your tuition buck.

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SUNY colleges offer a great value in public education

Posted on January 24th, 2014

Looking for an affordable college? Check out some of the schools in the State University of New York (SUNY) system.

Even if you don’t live in New York state, these colleges offer a great value for your tuition dollar.

In fact, nine SUNY schools made Kiplinger’s 2014 list of ”Top 100 Best Values in Public Colleges.” Read on to find out which other schools made the list of affordable, quality schools for both in- and out-of-state students.

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SUNY tuition hike expected

Posted on November 14th, 2013

As we’ve reported, costs at public colleges and universities are on the rise, most often due to state budget cuts to higher education.

Unfortunately, the State University of New York (SUNY) system is not exempt from this trend.

According to Buffalo Business First, the SUNY board of trustees is set for its annual approval vote this week in New York City to raise tuition by $300, effective for the fall 2014 semester.

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2013 Best Bang for the Buck Colleges

Posted on August 26th, 2013

We sometimes hear from students and parents asking if college is even worth attending in today’s era of astronomical costs and a still sluggish-economy. For many, college is a great investment that pays off in the long run by giving students opportunities to enter certain career field and make more money over their lifetimes. But for some people, it’s not worth the cost because they choose the wrong school, never finish their degree, or end up paying too much.

Instead of asking whether college is worth it, Washington Monthly argues that students and families should be asking themselves, “What colleges will charge people like me the least and give me the highest chance of graduating with a degree that means something in the marketplace?” So they created a formula to help college students and families figure it out.

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SUNY schools graduate 2/3 of students overall but vary widely

Posted on August 20th, 2013

Graduation rates are a key indicator of a college’s ability to prepare you for future success. A recent report from the Albany Times-Union found that 64% of students who enroll in the State University of New York (SUNY) system finish within six years, one of the highest graduation rates for any public university system in the nation.

But a closer look at the numbers reveals widely varying results among SUNY schools, with some graduating only 16% of students in 6 years.

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