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TSR STAFF: Debra Oh! @The_Ebony_issue _____________________________________ After NY Governor Andrew Cuomo unveiled his plan to have public colleges be tuition free back in January, many people doubted that it would ever become a reality. _____________________________________ Well, it looks like NY public colleges will indeed be one step closer to being free after both the Assembly and the Senate approved budget bills over the weekend, making the state the only one in the country to cover four-year college tuition. _____________________________________ "With this budget, New York has the nation's first accessible college program. It's a different model," said Governor Andrew Cuomo Saturday in a statement. "Today, college is what high school was—it should always be an option even if you can't afford it." _____________________________________ Word on the street is, the state's Excelsior Scholarship program will begin full coverage for students entering school in the fall and whose families make less than $100, 000 annually. The income cap will gradually increase over the next three years to $110,000 in 2018 and $125,000 in 2019. _____________________________________ via NBC News: According to Cuomo's office, the budget includes a record $7.5 billion for — read more at TheShadeRoom.com (link in bio)
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