The CUNY Value
With a flourishing reputation among students and educators alike, CUNY is defining value by providing the opportunity of a lifetime: a high-quality, competitive and remarkably affordable college education. It’s a 21st-century education, taught by top scholars on upgraded campuses, that is transforming the student experience, bringing jobs to New York and stimulating economic development. Its affordability is assured by the CUNY Safety Net – low tuition and federal and state aid that allow six out of 10 full-time undergraduates to attend tuition-free, and by federal tax credits that ease the burden on the middle class. It makes it possible for CUNY students to sustain fewer education loans than their peers in New York and nationwide, where student debt has mushroomed to more than $1 trillion. It’s an education that delivers in the marketplace, producing job-ready graduates with respected academic credentials.
That’s value — the CUNY Value.