Free SUNY tuition may reverse enrollment drop

Enrollment in the State University of New York system hit its lowest point in recent years, but the free tuition plan passed last month may very well reverse that trend.

SUNY enrollment fell 7.4 percent between 2010 and 2016 — to 436,138 students at its 64-campus system.

The Excelsior Scholarship, unveiled in January by Gov. Andrew Cuomo and approved by the state Legislature last month, is expected to boost enrollment by enticing students with free tuition if they are income eligible, get good grades and stay in the state after graduation.

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