May 1, 2017
Albany, NY

Members of Cuomo Administration and SUNY Leaders to Hold Excelsior Scholarship Information Sessions at SUNY Campuses Across New York

TOP Members of Cuomo Administration and SUNY...

First-in-the-Nation Program Makes NYS Public Universities Tuition-Free for Families Making Up to $125,000 Per Year, Alleviating Crushing Burden of Student Debt and Placing More New Yorkers on Path to Financial Security

Events Will Educate Students, Parents, and Faculty About Opportunities Presented by the Excelsior Scholarship

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that members of his administration and SUNY leaders will kick off a tour of SUNY campuses and hold information sessions about the first-in-the nation program to provide tuition-free college at New York’s public colleges and universities to families making up to $125,000 a year, the Excelsior Scholarship. The events will be open to the public, and students, parents and faculty are all encouraged to attend to learn how they can benefit from the scholarship.

Cuomo administration officials and SUNY leaders who will host upcoming events include: Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul, SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher, Chairman of the SUNY Board of Trustees Carl McCall, Higher Education Services Corporation Acting President Guillermo Linares, Commissioner of the Office of General Services RoAnn M. Destito, Labor Commissioner Roberta Reardon and Empire State Development President, CEO & Commissioner Howard Zemsky.

Under the Excelsior Scholarship, nearly 80 percent, or 940,000 middle-class families and individuals making up to $125,000 per year, would qualify to attend college tuition-free at all CUNY and SUNY two- and four-year colleges in New York State.

An initial schedule of upcoming events is below.

WHAT: Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul to Host Excelsior Scholarship Information Session at University of Buffalo
WHEN: Monday, May 1, 12:00 PM
WHERE: University at Buffalo North
2nd Floor, Room 210
Amherst, NY

WHAT: Guillermo Linares, Acting President, NYS Higher Education Services Corporation, to Host Excelsior Scholarship Information Session at SUNY Cobleskill
WHEN: Thursday, May 4, 12:30 PM
WHERE: SUNY Cobleskill
Upper Champlin Dining Hall
106 Suffolk Circle
Cobleskill, NY

WHAT: Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul to Host Excelsior Scholarship Information Session at Buffalo State College
WHEN: Thursday, May 4, 5:00 PM
WHERE: Buffalo State College
Technology Building
1300 Elmwood Ave
Buffalo, NY

WHAT: Carl McCall, Chairman, SUNY Board of Trustees, to Host Excelsior Scholarship Information Session at SUNY Potsdam
WHEN: Friday, May 5, 10:00 AM
WHERE: SUNY Potsdam
Raymond Hall 8th Floor Lounge
44 Pierrepont Avenue
Potsdam, NY

WHAT: Carl McCall, Chairman, SUNY Board of Trustees, to Host Excelsior Scholarship Information Session at SUNY Canton
WHEN: Friday, May 5, 11:30 AM
WHERE: SUNY Canton
Miller Campus Center
Room 218-220
34 Cornell Drive
Canton, NY

WHAT: Guillermo Linares, Acting President, NYS Higher Education Services Corporation, to Host Excelsior Scholarship Information Session at Rockland Community College
WHEN: Sunday, May 7, 3:00 PM
WHERE: Rockland Community College
Ellipse, Technology Center
145 College Road
Suffern, NY

WHAT: RoAnn Destito, Commissioner, NYS Office of General Services, to Host Excelsior Scholarship Information Session at Mohawk Valley Community College
WHEN: Monday, May 8, 6:00 PM
WHERE: Mohawk Valley Community College
Alumni College Center
1101 Sherman Drive
Utica, NY

WHAT: Guillermo Linares, Acting President, NYS Higher Education Services Corporation, to Host Excelsior Scholarship Information Session at Finger Lakes Community College
WHEN: Wednesday, May 10, 6:00 PM
WHERE: Finger Lakes Community College
Geneva Campus Center
63 Pulteney St
Geneva, NY

WHAT: RoAnn Destito, Commissioner, NYS Office of General Services, to Host Excelsior Scholarship Information Session at Herkimer County Community College
WHEN: Wednesday, May 10, 6:00 PM
WHERE: Herkimer County Community College
Sarkus/Busch Theater
100 Reservoir Road
Herkimer, NY

WHAT: RoAnn Destito, Commissioner, NYS Office of General Services, to Host Excelsior Scholarship Information Session at Fulton-Montgomery Community College
WHEN: Wednesday, May 17, 6:00 PM
WHERE: Fulton-Montgomery Community College
Student Union, Large Lounge
2805 State Highway 67
Johnstown, NY 

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