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University URLs: Evaluating Excelsior

posted Apr 17, 2017, 1:44 PM by Emily Tai   [ updated May 2, 2017, 5:13 PM by CUNY UFS ]
From Emily Tai  

Governor Andrew Cuomo’s new Excelsior Scholarship --  specifics in the 2017 New York State Budget -- is stirring debate across New York State and the country. 

Private universities worry about the impact the scholarship will have on their enrollments. Some critics argue that the 30-credit-a-year requirement will exclude part-time students.  They are also concerned by a residency requirement — added by state Republicans — that turns the scholarship into a loan unless, after graduation, scholarship recipients live and work in New York for up to five years.
Emily S. Tai is a professor of History at Queensborough Community College who serves on the UFS Executive Committee, and edits the UFS Blog.

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