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New York Set to Offer Free Tuition At 4-Year Colleges

In a major victory for the movement to improve access to higher education, New York is set to become the only state that offers free tuition at four-year colleges.
Deemed the Excelsior Scholarship, the free tuition plan is included in the $163 billion state budget approved Saturday by the Democrat-controlled Assembly.
New York Set to Offer Free Tuition At 4-Year Colleges
by Lydia O'Connor, Huffingtonpost.com, 4/9/2017

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The Excelsior Scholarship will cover tuition for any New Yorkers whose families earn less than $125,000 a year and who are accepted to one of the state's public community colleges or public four-year universities ― which cost approximately between $4,350 and $6,470 annually.

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