POTSDAM, NY (05/02/2017) (readMedia)-- SUNY Board of Trustees Chairman Carl McCall will visit SUNY Potsdam on Friday, May 5, to lead an open information session about the Excelsior Scholarship Program.
The first-in-the-nation program will make tuition-free college a reality for New York families making up to $125,000 a year at the state's public colleges and universities.
McCall is among the SUNY leaders and members of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo's administration who are holding Excelsior Scholarship information sessions across the state this week.
The SUNY Potsdam session will be held on Friday, May 5 at 10 a.m., in the Raymond Hall eighth floor dining room. Current and prospective students, families and faculty are all welcome to attend to find out more details about the new program.
Under the Excelsior Scholarship, nearly 80 percent of middle-class families and individuals in New York State making up to $125,000 a year, would qualify to attend college tuition-free at all SUNY and CUNY two- and four-year colleges.
"SUNY Potsdam is proud to welcome Chairman McCall to discuss the Excelsior Scholarship Program, which promises to open up doors of opportunity for many students across New York State. This groundbreaking program has the potential to reduce student debt and make the goal of earning a bachelor's degree in one of SUNY Potsdam's 49 undergraduate programs affordable for many eligible families," President Kristin G. Esterberg said.
To find out more about the Excelsior Scholarship Program, visit www.potsdam.edu/admissions/financial/news.
SUNY Board of Trustees Chairman Carl McCall
Excelsior Scholarship Program information session
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44 Pierrepont Ave.
Raymond Hall, 8th floor
Potsdam, New York 13676