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CGCC students to benefit from new scholarship program

Jun 07, 2017 5:15 am

Richard Moody is reporting in The Daily Mail beginning Wed., Jun. 7, applications for New York's new Excelsior Scholarship Program become available, and Columbia-Greene Community College officials see the program has a helpful recruitment tool. "Because of the nature of our place, anything that encourages people to enroll is welcome," College President James Campion said. Excelsior covers the difference between tuition and other financial aid a student receives. New regulations allow some flexibility for students, such as permitting the interruption of study and authorizing disabled students to attend part-time and receive a pro-rated award. Campion said the more flexibility the state can add, the better it will be for Columbia-Greene’s current and prospective students. Campion said 25 percent of the school’s students have their tuition paid for by grants. On average, he said, 63 percent of Columbia-Greene students graduate with no debt. Read the full story in the Register-Star.