Student Assembly President Marc J. Cohen’s Statement on the Excelsior Scholarships

“The Student Assembly is proud to support the Excelsior Scholarship program that Governor Cuomo announced this morning, and lauds his efforts to make public higher education more affordable and accessible for all New Yorkers. These scholarships align with the underlying promise of an affordable public education in New York’s world-class public colleges and universities.

suny student assembly“With these scholarships in place, the Student Assembly is confident that New York’s families with the greatest financial need will be given an opportunity to access the resources and programs that our campuses have to offer. We hope that the Senate and Assembly act quickly to allocate the funding necessary for this program to ensure that qualifying families across the state can reap the benefits of a SUNY education.”