Governor Andrew Cuomo has directed SUNY and CUNY schools to assist students impacted by the partial government shutdown with college-related expenses.
Payments for tuition and related college expenses will be postponed with no late fees or penalties will be charged to impacted students, the Governor's office said.
The temporary reprieve will apply to federal employees, dependents of federal employees and students who are dependent on loans from the federal government that may be delayed, according to Governor Cuomo's office.
"As the federal shutdown continues to devastate the hardworking men and women of this country, New York's students are among those hit hardest by Washington's inaction," Governor Cuomo said. "We will not stand idly by as the federal administration undermines students' ability to achieve a higher education, and today's action will help ensure furloughed federal workers and their families get the support they need during this precarious time."