* Which SUNY schools have the most students attending tuition-free? The Times Union has the scoop: http://snip.ly/4q8sy

* DeVos aversion to national media, and her communication style, have created a knowledge gap for college leaders seeking to understand her philosophy on higher ed. The Chronicle of Higher Education reports: http://snip.ly/j5s19  

* Two tweaks to the federal student aid application process didn’t fundamentally simplify what’s often a painfully complicated process of applying for aid to attend college. Inside Higher Ed reports: http://snip.ly/q87ep

* In an opinion column published in The Hechinger Report Western Governors University president defends the schools approach after federal ​audit demands $712M repayment: http://snip.ly/u2bhk

* New York’s free college goes to 22,000 and counting. Inside Higher Ed reports: http://snip.ly/tjabr

* In a future-forward interview series, leaders reflect on the last 20 years of U.S. higher ed and consider what the next 20 years might hold. eCampus News writes: http://snip.ly/9hfa0

* Students at private colleges still awaiting word on Enhanced Tuition Award. Politico NY reports: http://snip.ly/yhsdu

* IRS restores data retrieval tool for FAFSA. Inside Higher Ed reports: http://snip.ly/a9wqp

* Pierce College has improved graduation rates by breaking down student success, course by course. The Chronicle of Higher Education reports: http://snip.ly/ybyvg

* Senators urge Purdue to protect students, reputation in purchase of Kaplan. NDYStar reports: http://snip.ly/l1vne


* The College of Westchester Alumna Jessica Perilla, the founder and CEO of JPD Studio in New York, shares her story:  http://snip.ly/9hbb1

* The College of Westchester celebrates Club Day: http://snip.ly/y7h7g

* Melissa DeRosa, Secretary to New York State Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, deliver the keynote address at Berkeley College’s “Women in Media: The Courage to Own Your Story” event on October 18 in Manhattan, NY. Click here to learn more about the event.

APC News

* Save the Date! Planning for APC’s Fall membership meeting is underway so mark your calendars and plan to join us on Tues., October 17 at the Albany Renaissance Hotel from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. For more information, please contact Donna Stelling-Gurnett @ dgurnett@apc-colleges.org