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Statistics on Free-Tuition Plan Show Success

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by Darren Johnson

Since our last issue, more Excelsior Scholarship numbers have come in, which helps better explain how the funding played out at public colleges in New York this past semester. As well, the state says that those students who did not qualify for fall may qualify this spring — so if you didn’t get funding, try again.

In case you don’t know, the State of New York earlier this year rushed through legislation that is making going to a SUNY or CUNY college tuition-free for many more state residents. There are some snags, but overall it’s a good thing, most agree.

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