Excelsior Scholarship to only benefit 5 percent of currently enrolled SUNY and CUNY students, Watertown Daily Times, May 6, 2017

New York’s enhanced financial aid leaves out part-time students, The Buffalo News, April 26, 2017

N.Y.’s Tuition-Free Dream Meets Details, Inside Higher Ed, April 17, 2017
“Details of New York’s free public college tuition program stoked a stream of strong reactions in the days since Governor Andrew Cuomo and state lawmakers reached a deal that will have it starting this fall…” Read more…

Mr. Cuomo’s Free* College Plan (EDITORIAL), The New York Times, April 14, 2017
“…By one legislative estimate, it will reach only about 32,000 students. The program’s strict income limits leave a lot of people out. It is not for part-time students, a huge portion of the community-college population. Students have to earn 30 credits a year to participate. It’s not for poor families, who are expected to use the state’s Tuition Assistance Program or Pell grants or other aid to cover tuition. And even though the cost of room and board and books is what’s keeping many poor students out of college, the Excelsior Scholarship covers none of that..” Read more…

Excelsior Scholarship’s Possible Consequences for Private Colleges, Capital Tonight, Spectrum News, April 14, 2017
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The Cuomo College Fiasco (OPINION, David Brooks), The New York Times, April 14, 2017
“Unfortunately, the law will hurt actual New Yorkers.” Read more…

 Another Voice: New York has another free tuition option, The Buffalo News, April 13, 2017