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SUNY Stands with Puerto Rico


Tuition for Students Displaced by Hurricanes Maria and Irma

SUNY is working with its state-operated campuses to ensure all displaced students receive the in-state tuition rate. The SUNY Board of Trustees has also encouraged the boards of trustees of its community colleges and statutory colleges at Cornell University and Alfred Ceramics to take similar action, and many have.

You can view a copy of the resolution adopted by the SUNY Board for full details

For more information, please contact our Recruitment Response Center:

Phone: 518.320.1888
Toll-Free: 800.342.3811
Email: askSUNY@suny.edu

The impact of Hurricane Maria and Hurricane Irma on the citizens of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands has been and continues to be dramatic. Many are displaced from their homes and struggling to rebuild. The State University of New York (SUNY) is doing what it can to help.

Following the destruction left behind by hurricanes Irma and Maria, SUNY has remained committed to our fellow American citizens who continue to repair and rebuild. From distributed supply and fundraising campaigns across our colleges, to coordinated efforts led by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the Puerto Rico Recovery and Rebuilding Initiative, SUNY is engaging with partners throughout the island to provide assistance and support. We are proud to partner with Governor Cuomo to offer students a unique and rewarding service learning opportunity in support of his NY Stands with Puerto Rico Recovery and Rebuilding Initiative.

Student volunteers will work with partner organizations identified by the Governor’s Office that are on the ground in Puerto Rican communities conducting recovery work, including debris removal, roof repair, and light construction. Throughout the summer, updates will be posted as our students carry out/conduct/take part in this volunteer work in Puerto Rico to help the island recover. Additional details about the student program are available online.