Erie Community College and its Board of Trustees have joined its SUNY
leadership to pass a resolution to offer resident county tuition to displaced
hurricane victims from Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands for the
remainder of the 2017-18 academic year. The measure was agreed upon before the
conclusion of the College’s monthly Board of Trustees meeting at City Campus on
in addition to this measure meant to aid students intent on continuing their
education, SUNY Erie elected to go even further than its SUNY partners and
fellow Western New York community colleges. Students affected by the
devastation exacted by hurricanes Maria and Irma will also receive resident
county tuition rates for the 2018-19 academic year to afford these students the
option to start, continue or complete their academic program and degree while enrolled
at the three-campus College.
is our mission to be responsive to the needs of our student population.
Extending this tuition measure through an additional academic year reinforces
our support of these affected students and their families,” said SUNY Erie
President Dan Hocoy, Ph.D. “As an academic beacon for Western New York, this
measure is in line with our role as the region’s leading community college.”
October 6, 2017, the SUNY Board of Trustees authorized its state-operated
colleges and universities to offer in-state tuition for the 2017-18 academic
year to students displaced by recent hurricane devastation. The SUNY Board
encouraged leadership of its 30 community colleges to take similar action,
which led to SUNY Erie and its Board of Trustees—who sets the tuition rates for
each academic year—to pursue the agreed-upon resolution.
1946, Erie Community College has met the needs of a diverse student body while
contributing to the economic vitality of Western New York. As a member of the
state’s SUNY system, the three-campus college provides flexible, affordable and
accessible educational programs in an accommodating academic environment.
Equipped with the knowledge of these programs, ECC’s faculty, staff and
students strive to enrich their host communities through skill, service and
partnership. For more information, visit www.ecc.edu
or call (716) 851-1ECC.