Education | More than half of students at state colleges and universities now pay nothing to attend class
by Leigh Jones
Posted 10/04/17, 01:17 pm
More than a month after most college students sat through their first lecture of the year, the New York governor’s office released details about how many of them are doing it for free.
About 400,000 students attend schools in the State University of New York and City University of New York systems, and just a little more than half of them—53 percent—do not pay any tuition. That number got a bump this year after Gov. Andrew Cuomo launched the Excelsior Scholarship program.