State colleges are now tuition free for middle class students in new york

Leading the Way to College Affordability

Today, college is what high school was—it should always be an option even if you can’t afford it.

With the passage of the FY 2018 State Budget, New York is now home to the nation’s first accessible college program – The Excelsior Scholarship.

Under this groundbreaking program, more than 940,000 middle-class families and individuals making up to $125,000 per year will qualify to attend college tuition-free at all CUNY and SUNY two- and four-year colleges in New York State. The new program begins in the fall of 2017 and will be phased in over three years.

In New York State, every child will have the opportunity that education provides.

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