Excelsior Scholarship program sees increase

Excelsior Scholarship program sees increase


CHRISTIE: COVERING NEW YORK NOW… EXCELSIOR SCHOLARSHIPS SEEING A 20- PERCENT INCREASE IN YEAR TWO OF THE PROGRAM. SENDING 24- THOUSAND NEW YORKERS TO A SUNY OR CUNY SCHOOL FREE OF CHARGE DURING THE 20-18, 20-19 SCHOOL YEAR. THAT’S FOUR- THOUSAND MORE STUDENTS THAN THE FIRST YEAR OF THE PROGRAM. ON AVERAGE THE GOVERNOR’S OFFICE ALSO SAYING THAT 30-PERCENT OF EXCELSIOR RECIPIENTS GRADUATE ON-TIME… NINE-PERCENT MORE THAN THOSE WHO DON’T RECEIVE FREE TUITION. THIS YEAR STUDENTS IN HOUSEHOLDS MAKING 125- THOUSAND-DOLLARS OR LESS CAN APPLY FOR THE EXCELSIOR PROGRAM. CHRISTIE:

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