Last Friday, the SUNY Board of Trustees voted to allow students from Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin to pay in-state tuition if they transfer to a SUNY college. The islands were significantly impacted by Hurricanes Maria and Irma last month. The City University of New York is expected to take similar action later this month.

SUNY board chairman H. Carl McCall said:

“SUNY has a responsibility, as a public institution, to step in and help students when circumstances beyond their control may affect their ability to attend, pay for, and succeed in college.”