CUNY Spells Value

The CUNY Value booklet and website, detailing the University’s rising academic accomplishments as well as the “CUNY Safety Net” of affordable tuition, financial aid and tax credits, is being updated this fall with new information for the 2012-13 academic year. The materials include new data compiled by the University, The College Board and other sources, confirming again that CUNY represents the best higher-education value in the nation as it continues to meet the challenge of a decade of unprecedented college enrollments. For the neediest students, broad coverage by federal Pell Grants and state TAP makes it possible for six out of 10 to attend college tuition-free. Middle-class students may get tuition relief by filing for the federal American Opportunity Tax Credit, worth up to $2,500. CUNY Value also means our students save more by borrowing less for their education. The University’s continued focus on strong academics and 21st-century programs and campus upgrades, are highlighted in the new CUNY Value, available at