NY tuition help at private colleges: Colgate opts out; Cornell, Wells College in

Colgate University has decided to join Le Moyne College in declining to take part in Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s new initiative that offers tuition assistance for students in New York private schools.

Colgate, a prestigious private school in Hamilton, believes the program’s requirements for graduates to live in New York for up to four years are too restrictive, a school administrator said Tuesday.

At the same time, Cornell University in Ithaca and Wells College in Aurora said Tuesday the school will take part in Cuomo’s Enhanced Tuition Award program beginning in the fall.

Private, nonprofit colleges and universities in New York faced a deadline Monday to inform the state if they will take part in the new program.

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