Applying to college can be costly for any student. Many, high school seniors have no idea what they really want to do or where they want to spend the next four years of their lives.

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According to U.S. World News and Report, the average college application fee is about $45 per student. Some cost as much as $100. The College Board suggests each student submits four to eight applications. Ouch!

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On Thursday, the governor of New York made it a lot more affordable to apply to the 64 SUNY campus and 40 additional private colleges and universities in the Empire State.

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In a statement by Governor Hochul, she said, ""Education is the backbone of our society, and I am committed to providing opportunities that support every student’s journey to a higher education...Removing financial barriers enables students who may not have considered completing an application due to financial constraints to take the first steps of their educational journey. I urge all seniors in the state to apply to at least one college this month and make the most of this unprecedented initiative.”

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SUNY is waiving application fees for two weeks beginning October 16 through October 29 and CUNY is waiving application fees across all 25 campus all month for high school seniors in New York City public schools and for all New York State residents who will apply as a freshman between October 16 and 31. According to the release, CUNY has guaranteed admissions to all seven community colleges for any student with a high school diploma. Sounds like a good deal for the high school seniors of New York but hurry!

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