OLEAN, NY – New York State’s new tuition-free college program will be the subject of four information sessions at Jamestown Community College’s Cattaraugus County campus.
The sessions are scheduled for May 11 and 17 and June 8 and 28. The May 11 and June 8 sessions will run from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. On May 17 and June 28, the sessions are scheduled for 6 to 7 p.m. All four will take place in the College Center of the Cattaraugus campus, 260 N. Union St., Olean.
Under the Excelsior Scholarship, nearly 80 percent, or 940,000 middle-class families and individuals making up to $125,000 per year, would qualify to attend college tuition-free at all CUNY and SUNY two- and four-year colleges in New York State, according to information from Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's office.
The program was approved by the state Legislature earlier this year and signed into law by Cuomo.