New York Awards $35 Million To Private Colleges

Feb 14, 2016

New York is helping its private colleges with campus repairs, upgrades and construction projects.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced this week that the state will award more than two dozen schools a combined $35 million in matching grants. To receive the money the institutions have to agree to spend $3 for every $1 of state money.

Universities will use the money to pay for things like classroom repairs, upgrades to arts centers and renovations to science labs.

The schools set to receive a portion of the money include Fordham University, Iona College, Mercy College, New York University, Rochester Institute of Technology, Sarah Lawrence College and St. Johns University.

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