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Why Gov. Cuomo's Free Tuition Plan Hurts Private Colleges

May 17, 2017

Dr. William J. Lennox Jr., president of Saint Leo University (FL), writes:  On Wednesday, April 12, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation to move forward this fall with the Excelsior Scholarship, which will provide tuition-free access for many in-state students to attend the State University of New York institutions.
Proponents of the New York plan are already hoisting it as a model for other states. The reality is it is anything but the model we should pursue and is very likely to unravel the fabric of the greatest higher education system in the world.

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