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Mount Trustee Discusses Fake Free Tuition in The Journal News


Riverdale, N.Y. – Stefano Acunto, member of the College of Mount Saint Vincent Board of Trustees, discusses the “free” tuition proposed by New York State’s governor in his prospective executive budget, in a February 20, 2017 article published in The Journal News, “Fake “Free Tuition” Promise Squeezes Private Colleges: View.”

The article explores the executive budget, which proposes “free” tuition for New Yorkers with an annual income of up to $125,000, attending either the State University of New York or the City University of New York. Additionally, the executive budget proposes that the Tuition Assistance Program and Bundy Aid affecting many New Yorkers, should be denied to students attending schools that increase tuition beyond a set index. Mr. Acunto points out that “for private colleges and universities and for the thousands of students who attend them, these two measures spell unfairness.”

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Founded in 1847 by the Sisters of Charity, the College of Mount Saint Vincent offers nationally recognized liberal arts education and a select array of professional fields of study on a landmark campus overlooking the Hudson River. Committed to the education of the whole person, and enriched by the unparalleled cultural, educational and career opportunities of New York City, the College equips students with the knowledge, skills and experiences necessary for lives of achievement, professional accomplishment and leadership in the 21st century.