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For the second year, The College of Saint Rose has opted in to New York State’s Enhanced Tuition Awards program, which provides up to $6,000 in tuition assistance annually to eligible in-state students who are selected for the award.

“At Saint Rose, we strive to make college affordable for students from every socio-economic background. While higher education is the best investment students can make in themselves, we also understand that the investment is significant for students and their families,” said Saint Rose President Carolyn J. Stefanco. “When additional financial aid funds become available, as it did with the launch of the Enhanced Tuition Awards program last year, it is our obligation to enable our students to apply for those funds. Last year, Saint Rose was the only Capital Region institution to choose to participate in the ETA. Many of our undergraduate students have benefitted from ETA thus far, and the College hopes to help many more by opting in to the program for a second year.”

For the 2017-2018 academic year, 217 Saint Rose students have received $691,764 in ETA funding to date with Saint Rose contributing $345,882. The state is continuing to approve recipients.

The program is for undergraduate students, and Saint Rose is home to more than 2,500 undergraduates, with 98 percent of them receiving financial aid. There are specific eligibility requirements for the ETA program, including an annual family income of $110,000 and proof of one year of New York State residency that must be met to be considered. Students apply and are selected by New York State to receive the funding. By opting into the program, Saint Rose commits to provide as much as $3,000 per student with New York State providing the balance for a maximum individual award of $6,000.

The Higher Education Services Corporation will announce when the Enhanced Tuition Awards application is available for Fall 2018-2019. Students and families can sign up at www.hesc.ny.gov to receive an email alert when the application period opens.