“Free” Is Good

I intended to write a big followup to last month’s cover story on how the “free tuition” Excelsior Scholarship played out in New York this fall, as SUNY had expected to have final numbers by mid-September. But as of press time, they haven’t come. I put out a query to numerous community colleges to get individual stats; some had them, while others were waiting for SUNY’s lead. CUNY also hasn’t sent out final stats. Surely, they will be in by the next issue.

That said, I have been approaching this from the community college angle, as that’s where our print edition goes – to community colleges.