Council Member Ben Kallos Statement on Governor Andrew Cuomo's Excelsior Scholarship, making SUNY & CUNY Free for Qualifying Students.

01/03/2017

Council Member Ben Kallos Statement on Governor Andrew Cuomo's Excelsior Scholarship, making SUNY & CUNY Free for Qualifying Students.

"The rising cost of college has weighed heavily on New York's middle-class families. Sadly too many students have grown up believing that a college education was not something they could afford,“ said Council Member Ben Kallos. As a graduate of the SUNY system and a strong believer in making education more accessible, I applaud Governor Cuomo's bold plan to make SUNY and CUNY tuition-free for New York’s middle-class families. Once in effect the Excelsior Scholarship will make higher education truly accessible for New Yorkers. I applaud the Governor for his vital leadership on this issue of national importance."