New York: Funding Cuts Hit Colleges
"Local colleges and universities are trying to absorb the federal cuts for the 2013-14 school year while dealing with already rising costs and maintaining enrollment as the number of traditional college-age students decreases across Upstate New York," the Utica Observer-Dispatch reports. "Locally, the cuts are relatively minimal, however, the full effects are yet to be seen. SUNYIT, for example, would lose an estimated $2,358 in Opportunity Grants and no Federal Work-Study money, based on an estimated 5.1 percent cut, according to the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators. Updated numbers were not available." Herkimer Community College "faces financial aid cuts estimated to be about $13,360 between opportunity and work-study programs, according to the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators."
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