Presidents and administrators from New York’s APC member colleges visited Albany on Tues, May 9 to urge lawmakers to support bill S5891 that expands the Enhanced Tuition Assistance Program (ETA), allowing students attending these institutions to participate in the ETA.
Senator Jeffrey Klein, sponsor of the measure, is pictured with the APC delegation.

  • A plan to kill high school transcripts … and transform college admissions. Inside Higher Ed reports: http://snip.ly/i3s18
  • According to a recent report written by written by Robert Kelchen, an assistant professor at Seton Hall University, and Amy Li, an assistant professor at the University of Northern Colorado, the federal default rate downplays student loan struggles. NYSFAAA reports: http://snip.ly/j85ay
  • Should N.J. copy N.Y.’s tuition-free college program? Not so fast, state says. NJ.com reports: http://snip.ly/n5wc0
  • NY’s Proprietary Colleges seek tuition assistance for their students. Donna Gurnett quoted. WAER reports:  http://snip.ly/c77y5
  • New York’s proprietary colleges seek to expand the private college scholarship program. Donna Gurnett quoted. Politico NY reports: http://snip.ly/e436n (An excerpt of the article can be found on the APC website.)
  • Four major changes our colleges should undergo right now. eCampus News writes: http://snip.ly/x8izi
  • Le Moyne president: Collaboration is the key to changing higher education. Syracuse.com reports: http://snip.ly/qferw


  • Bronx scholar athlete goes from homeless shelter to a Berkeley College degree. CBS New York reports: http://snip.ly/65dhp
  • Todd Lotcpeich, associate director of employer management and alumni relations at LIM College, speaks to the value of internships. Good Call reports: http://snip.ly/4u90f
  • Berkeley College celebrated the largest graduating class to date during the 2017 Commencement on May 5, 2017. More than 2,900 students have been awarded Certificate, Associate’s, Bachelor’s degrees. The Commencement ceremony also included the first class of those receiving MBA in Management degrees. http://snip.ly/3o31u

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APC Innovation Summit will be held Tuesday, June 13 – Thursday, June 15 at the Mohonk Mountain House in New Paltz, NY. For more information, please contact Donna @ dgurnett@apc-colleges.org

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