New York

CUNY system suffers more coronavirus deaths than any other higher ed system in the U.S.

City University of New York suffered 38 deaths in its system during the pandemic. After experiencing the loss of so many lives, employees of the university system are now worried about losing their livelihoods.

Excelsior Scholarship increased free college awards in 2018, but not for community colleges

New York's free tuition program increased its number of awards in 2018. But students at city and community colleges continue to be underserved.

Community college looks abroad and to faith groups to boost enrollment

Community college in New York is betting on partnerships with other countries and local faith organizations to increase its sagging enrollment.

Squabble over guidance brings focus onto difficulties of putting New York free tuition program into place

Financial aid administrators draw the ire of leaders in New York after asking for more guidance on how to work under Excelsior, the state’s year-old free-tuition program.

Despite big rhetoric on all sides, Andrew Cuomo's budget priorities bow to economic realities

New York governor Andrew Cuomo has made huge claims and drawn sharp criticism with his higher ed policies. The numbers show neither his biggest boasts nor his angriest detractors are entirely correct.

New York's tuition-free college program sparks debates and defenses

Clawback provisions and residency requirements worry critics, but New York's governor is pushing the big picture.

New York's free-tuition plan leaves private colleges uncertain about the future

New York's private colleges and universities don't know what to expect under the state's free tuition program for students attending public colleges.

New York State reaches deal to provide free tuition for SUNY and CUNY students

SUNY and CUNY students from families with incomes up to $125,000 will not pay tuition. But some aid experts are alarmed by requirement that graduates stay in state for same number of years they receive the benefit.

SUNY Buffalo boosts graduation rates with 'Finish in 4' pledge

The State University of New York at Buffalo has made big gains on its graduation rates, thanks in part to a "Finish in 4" pledge that features real commitments by students and the university alike.

As a new fiscal year approaches, who will fund CUNY's senior colleges?

Governor Cuomo wants to stop funding one-third of CUNY four-year colleges' budget. Where will the money come from?


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