Read the fine print.
Shouldn’t this be called taxpayer funded college tuition? It’s not going to be free for them.
Inside Higher Ed reports:
New York Approves Free Tuition Regulations
The New York State Higher Education Services Corporation Board of Trustees approved regulations for the state’s new tuition-free public college tuition program Thursday, including some key regulations that would seem to address concerns about residency and credit-completion requirements.
Several provisions address a requirement that students complete 30 credits in a year in order to remain eligible for the program or risk having to pay their tuition back. One of the new provisions would allow students to count college credits earned in high school toward the 30-credit requirement. Another would apply to students who enrolled in the last two years but fell six or fewer credits short of the 30-credit-per-year requirement. It would allow them the chance to catch up on credits and be eligible for 2018-19 academic year and afterward.
Other provisions apply to requirements that students live and work in New York State for the same number of years they received program grants or have their grants turned into loans. One allows for the residency obligation to be waived for military service requirements. Another would prorate repayment of awards if residency and work requirements are not met.
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