Higher Education

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The Excelsior Scholarship application opens today and it promises free college tuition for some New York State residents attending CUNY/SUNY schools. However, the rules are complicated.

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A plan to offer financial aid to undocumented immigrants in Connecticut could be in jeopardy. That’s because of a UConn student activist’s arrest earlier this month for anti-Trump graffiti. The arrest led state lawmakers to push back a vote on the bill.

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The outgoing chancellor of New York’s state university system said President Donald Trump’s budget, if enacted, would seriously hamper the chances for many of New York’s young people to attend college.

SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher said cuts to programs that help disadvantaged high school students gain the opportunity to attend college, as well as reductions to federal college aid and cuts to medical research, including cancer research, would have a huge negative impact on New York’s colleges.

“It would have a devastating effect on access,” Zimpher said.

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A residency requirement for college students seeking free tuition at New York’s public colleges is drawing criticism. Governor Cuomo defends the late addition to the plan, approved as part of the state budget earlier this month.

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The legislature’s one-house budgets make some changes to Governor Cuomo’s $163 million proposal to offer free tuition at public colleges in New York to some middle class students.

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