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Cuomo Proposes Free Tuition at New York State Colleges for Eligible Students

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Replies to: Cuomo Proposes Free Tuition at New York State Colleges for Eligible Students

  • NASA2014NASA2014 Registered User Posts: 2,282 Senior Member
    I didn't send an application. But thanks for the remainder as other future readers will know what to do
  • baker101460baker101460 Registered User Posts: 271 Junior Member
    ny higher ed services just answered my question i previously posted: the 30 credit per year requirement does not apply to persons with disabilities, rather the award will be prorated depending upon the number of credits you are taking, so for example if i was to go less than full time i could do so but the award would be proportionally reduced. so if i was taking 9 credits and 12 credits is full time i would get approximately 75% of the semester award. i am still unsure what they will do with the people who took time off due to their disability....hopefully they will not count this against me or anybody else who is a disabled student.

    we shall see....
  • baker101460baker101460 Registered User Posts: 271 Junior Member
    edited July 2017
    btw i did see the regulations posted somewhere...is it legal to post a link to it here?
  • baker101460baker101460 Registered User Posts: 271 Junior Member
    maybe it's me, but, i have heard through the grapevine that nontraditional students--namely older students who took a prolonged break from college for any reason several years ago---are not eligible to receive this scholarship. also students have not heard anything as to their status for this semester since they applied late last year, forcing them to use loans or pay out of pocket.

    just thought everybody should know before applying..
  • GudmomGudmom Registered User Posts: 109 Junior Member
    There are so many exclusions, it makes it very difficult for most people to take advantage of this. Plus, it is capped to a total number of participants.

    This was simply a cynical ploy by yet another governor with his eye on his NEXT job. Being from NJ, I watched Chris Christie make a lot of decisions based on what would play to a national audience. The man barely had time for the people of his own state. Cuomo is looking to run in 2020, so look for a lot of sanctuary state, financial aid for illegal immigrants, “free” this and that....if you are a taxpayer, bend over.
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