N.Y. Plan Includes $8M for Open Education ResourcesApril 18, 2017 |
by Pat Donachie
Last week, New York became the first state to offer tuition-free enrollment at its public universities and colleges for students under a certain income, but despite the assistance, aid is still needed for non-tuition expenses like textbooks, according to Inside Higher Ed.
Part of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Excelsior Scholarship plan includes $8 million which will be split evenly between CUNY and SUNY schools to help provide students with better open education resources, including ebooks, potentially defraying the cost of textbooks.