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The tangled and complex college admissions process can be influenced by family income, with lower-income families often succumbing to quick offers of admisssions and financial help, on the spot, at a college fair. A University at Buffalo researcher has been looking into how admissions work, to make the best decisions.

The prospect of going to college for little or no money is paying off for SUNY and CUNY, with statewide applications up - a lot.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo is proposing measures to fight the crushing burden of student loan debt.

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The Ontario government is offering a full tuition refund to students who withdraw from this semester because of the province's five-week-long college strike.

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Striking faculty at Ontario's 24 colleges have rejected on a proposed contract offer aimed at ending a month-old strike.

Mike Desmond / WBFO News

American schools often demonstrate racial inequality with less money to help those who need the most. That was a topic Thursday night in the symposium "A New Racial Literacy for Educational Equity" at Canisius College.

This week and next is a national rite of passage for stressed-out overachievers everywhere. Nearly 3 million high school students at 22,000 high schools will be sitting down to take their Advanced Placement exams.

Created by the nonprofit College Board in the 1950s, AP is to other high school courses what Whole Foods is to other supermarkets: a mark of the aspirational, a promise of higher standards and, occasionally, a more expensive alternative.

New York has become the first state to offer four years of free college to students whose families make $100,000 or less each year.
To receive the so-called Excelsior Scholarship, students have to attend school full time, maintain a minimum grade point average depending on their program and finish their degree on time.

Matt Ryan New York Now

The state Legislature’s one-house budgets make some changes to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s $163 million proposal to offer free tuition at public colleges in New York to some middle-class students.

They don't mean to sound ungrateful, but ... New York public college students who stand to gain from the nation's most ambitious free-tuition proposal point to a sobering reality: free tuition doesn't mean free college.

Niagara University

For some high school students, continuing their studies after graduation may seem daunting. But with the launch of its new mentorship program, Niagara University is trying to make the transition to college a little easier.

Some say you cannot put a price on education. But many people who face mounting student loan debt might have a different view. WBFO's Nick Maxwell takes a closer look at an issue that continues to receive nationwide attention.


Karen DeWitt

Governor Andrew Cuomo made anti-sexual assault legislation on college campuses a key part of his agenda in 2015. In part one of our week-long series Combating Campus Crime, WBFO Albany correspondent Karen DeWitt takes a look, six months after the signing of what’s called the “Enough is Enough” legislation, to see what has changed.

Elmwood Bidwell Farmers Market

Farmers markets are generally thought of as an outdoor activity only for the warmer months of the year. For one of the area’s largest, that’s about to change.


Save your wallet with college move-in tips

Sep 5, 2015
Eileen Buckley / WBFO News

New college students everywhere would love an extra hand, but if you aren’t careful you could end up losing an arm and an leg.

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The U.S. Senate will hold a hearing Wednesday on a bipartisan bill to reform campus sexual assault policies across the nation. Studies show one in five women on college campuses will experience some form of unwanted sexual contact by the time they graduate.

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New numbers released by Say Yes Buffalo indicate a higher rate of students heading to college. 64 percent of Buffalo Public High School gradates from the class of 2014 enrolled in two and four-year colleges this past fall.

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Say Yes Buffalo issued an update on the number of city public school students who headed to college this school year. WBFO'S Focus on Education reporter Eileen Buckley says the report was issued during the organization's Community Leadership Council.

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College students and businesses have something to gain from the recently enacted state budget. One area lawmaker says the local economy should benefit, as well. 

Last year was good and this year will be even better. That's the promise from the Buffalo school system which helped the college admission rate jump nine points, from 57 percent of graduates in 2012 to 66 percent last year.

Ashley Hirtzel / WBFO News

A local charter school leader has created several mobile apps that aim to break down roadblocks for low-income and first generation college bound students. The apps help students find the best college for their career goals and financial situation.

A significant number of college students have post traumatic stress disorder and are more likely to have problems with alcohol, according to new research from the University at Buffalo.

Prestigious Ivy League schools join growing Say Yes program

Sep 18, 2013

Cornell University, Princeton University and Dartmouth College have joined the expanding Say Yes To Education program, which provides high school students a tuition-free path to college.

The clock is ticking for graduating seniors in the City of Buffalo to apply for a Say Yes scholarship. This is the program's first year and it's already proving to be very popular. 

A new round of commitments to the "Say Yes Buffalo" education initiative was announced today.  Twenty private colleges are pledging to provide scholarship opportunities for the program. 

Say Yes will allow eligible Buffalo Public and Charter School students a chance to attend college tuition-free.

Among the colleges expanding scholarship opportunities is Medaille College in Buffalo.  Medaille is already involved with Syracuse's Say Yes to Education.  

Medaille's president Richard Jurasek says the effort is "extraordinary."