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In the next five years, there will be an increase in tuition for all four State University of New York (SUNY) research universities, including Stony Brook University, by 30%.

Stony Brook reacts to planned SUNY tuition increase

Sky Crabtree March 28, 2023
New York State Governor Kathy Hochul announced a plan in January to increase tuition for all four State University of New York (SUNY) research universities, including Stony Brook University, by 30% over the next five years.
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A pile of college textbooks. INAYAYSAD/CC BY-SA 4.0

From the archives: The growing cost of required readings

Kelcie Eberharth and Liam Noonan March 9, 2022
While the cost and accessibility of textbooks have been the source of dispute, students and faculty alike have put pen to paper to argue for alternate approaches and prospective alternatives to textbook use in the classroom.
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The Student Financial Services office located in the Student Union. KAT PROCACCI/THE STATESMAN

SBU students face unique challenges with loans

Morgan Casey December 1, 2021
On top of these financial implications, there are also the looming mental and psychological effects that debt has on students’ mental health. Many students experience profound stress, anxiety and feelings related to shame when thinking about their financial situations related to school. In a 2021 survey, one in 14 student borrowers said they experienced suicidal ideation because of taxing debt situations.
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The Stony Brook University Administration Building on September 8th, 2018. EMMA HARRIS/ STATESMAN FILE

COVID-19 cripples the SBU’s finances, causing hiring freezes and “systematic changes” to future budgets

Alek Lewis August 20, 2020
In an email to faculty and staff sent out on Aug. 12, President Maurie McInnis outlined the university's major financial issues. She also touched on how the administration plans to combat the deficit caused by the COVID-19 crisis.
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The Student Health Center across from H-Community.  COVID-19 vaccinations will no longer be required to attend classes starting this summer. BRIANNE LEDDA/STATESMAN FILE

Breaking down SBU’s student health plan

Matina Douzenis October 27, 2019
An analysis of Stony Brook University's health insurance coverage.
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A poster advertising Diguo used as evidence in Jin’s lawsuit. Translation: “Diguo Edu is Located in Manhattan integrating New York’s decades of quality education resources and focusing on serving US undergraduate students to apply for a master’s degree. We have created a unique system of estimating admission rate from the perspective of the admissions officer, no payment until being admitted and double compensation if not satisfied. Our work is based on quality innovation, which won perfect reputation from the market. We have long term cooperation with foundations from prestigious schools. The application process is handled by former admission officer. Many private prestigious schools will focus on the students assessed, selected, counseled and recommended by Diguo Edu. Diguo Edu is the only American high end company who can guarantee 100%  client satisfaction rate and 100% admission rate from NYU and Columbia University.” PUBLIC DOMAIN

EXCLUSIVE: Chinese international students caught up in admissions fraud scam

Rebecca Liebson and Xueying Luo October 4, 2018
An investigation by The Statesman found that at least seven students were expelled for submitting falsified Stony Brook transcripts in their graduate school applications.
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New York State’s free tuition plan is flawed

Amanda Niemann April 29, 2018
However, 80 percent of the families living in areas near Poughkeepsie are eligible to receive aid from Excelsior, whereas only 55 percent of Long Island residing families are eligible for the same grant.
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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, above, during a news conference at Stony Brook University on Feb. 18,

SUNY schools gain applicants from Excelsior Scholarship, Cuomo says

Sara Schabe February 11, 2018
Applications to SUNY schools have increased 9 percent as a result of the Excelsior Scholarship Program, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced on Tuesday, Feb. 6.
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Stanley among highest paid public university presidents

Michaela Kilgallen July 19, 2016
Stanley was the highest paid SUNY executive – even surpassing SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher.
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Cuomo is looking too mandate experiential learning, like internships and research, in order for students to graduate. Over 60 SUNY institutions would be affected by this plan. 

Cuomo pushes for extension of SUNY 2020

Will Welch January 26, 2016
Cuomo’s support is an important step toward passing an extension of SUNY 2020, which is set to expire this spring and has been essential to SBU’s growth over the five years.
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Vermont Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has plans for debt-free college through what is called a  Robin Hood Tax. PHOTO CREDIT: PHIL ROEDER

The reality of the debt-free college dream

Zach Rowe November 17, 2015
Every Democratic nominee has a plan for some sort of debt-free college option. How can a student resist such an offer? It’s easier to resist than you think.
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Political science professor analyzes Democratic presidential debate

Christopher Cameron October 19, 2015
Leonie Huddy spoke on the issues concerning SBU students illustrated at the Democratic presidential debate on Oct. 13, 2015 and analyzed which candidates performed best.
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