On Friday, April 7th, Governor Cuomo approved the FY2018 New York State budget, which included the Excelsior Scholarship. What this means for our students, in short, is that tuition is now free at SUNY Page 3 of 4 and CUNY, 2-year and 4-year, public colleges and universities across New York State for families earning less than $100,000. The scholarship covers any remaining tuition costs after TAP and Pell grants are applied. This program will be phased in over the next 3 years, beginning in Fall 2017 and then extending to families whose household income is below $125,000/yr by 2020.
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