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$500,000 available in New York for college enrollment of low-income students

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Staff writer ▼ | September 8, 2015
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced up to $500,000 in state grants to increase college access for 2016 high school graduates.
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Education   For 2016 high school graduates
New York State’s College Action Grants will award up to $5,000 to eligible high schools and community organizations that promote activities aimed at increasing the rate of low-income New York State high school seniors who apply to college, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, and ultimately enroll in a college.

Eligible high schools are those in which 50 percent or more of the students are eligible to participate in the federal free and reduced-price lunch program.

Qualified not-for-profit organizations serving low-income students from such high schools are also eligible to apply for this grant opportunity.

The College Action Grants are administered by the New York State Higher Education Services Corporation and financed through a $6.5 million College Access Challenge Grant awarded to the State in 2014 by the U.S.

Department of Education to support college access services and activities.