#OPINION: Students are unsatisfied with the lack of up-to-date information on Degreeworks. The web-based advising tool allows students to see which major, minor, specialization and general education requirements have been fulfilled.
In an email to faculty and staff sent out on Aug. 12, President Maurie McInnis outlined the university’s major financial issues. She also touched on how the administration plans to combat the deficit caused by the COVID-19 crisis.
However, 80 percent of the families living in areas near Poughkeepsie are eligible to receive aid from Excelsior, whereas only 55 percent of Long Island residing families are eligible for the same grant.
Despite being met with mixed reactions when it was first proposed in January, over 75,000 students have applied for Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s $87 million “free tuition” program ahead of the July 21 deadline.