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Amendment to New York State Education Law (1961)

The 1961 amendment to the Education Law establishes CUNY and at the same time repeals the 1926 legal mandate for free tuition. It states that the Board of Higher Education shall be a "separate and distinct body corporate", which will administer all educational units under the general name "City University" and the college’s distinctive title. Every four years the Board of Higher Education will make recommendations to the Board of Regents including but not limited to curricula, new facilities, admission policies and funding. This funding model legalizes out of state tuition and introduces Regent College Scholarships.

Creator | New York State
Date Created | 1961
Rights | Public Domain.
Item Type | Text (Resolution / Legislation)
Cite This document | New York State, “Amendment to New York State Education Law (1961),” CUNY Digital History Archive, accessed July 2, 2022,

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