H. Carl McCall, chairman of the SUNY Board of Trustees, to Explain Program and Answer Questions

MIDDLETOWN, N.Y. – H. Carl McCall, chairman of the State University of New York Board of Trustees, will host an Excelsior Scholarship Information Session at 1 p.m., Tuesday, May 9 in the Gerry Forum of the Rowley Center for Science and Engineering on SUNY Orange’s Middletown campus.

The Excelsior Scholarship, announced on Jan. 3 by Governor Andrew Cuomo and just recently approved by the State Legislature, is a free tuition initiative for qualifying New York State residents to attend SUNY or CUNY colleges. The scholarship would cover full tuition for eligible SUNY and CUNY students, up to $5,500, minus amounts received for TAP, Pell or other awards. The program will be in effect for the Fall 2017 semester for students of families that earn up to $100,000.

Tuesday’s information session is targeted to current and prospective college students, as well as anyone else who seeks more information about the program.

“With details of the Excelsior Scholarship still emerging, this is a great chance for our current and future students to hear the latest developments,” said Dr. Kristine Young, SUNY Orange president.

McCall will deliver a brief presentation and answer questions from the audience regarding the Excelsior Scholarship. In addition, a member of the SUNY Orange Financial Aid staff will be available to provide additional information and answer questions.

For more information on the Excelsior Scholarship program, visit the Higher Education Services Corporation web site.


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Mike Albright
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