You Choose The News 4-11-17


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New York Just Made Tuition Free At Public Colleges For The Middle Class

Going to college in New York state just got a little easier for middle class families. Starting this fall, undergraduate students attending a State University of New York or a City University of New York college will be able to get the Excelsior Scholarship - which offers free tuition - as long as their families don’t earn more than $100,000 a year.

Eligible students will not have to pay for tuition, which costs $6,470 per year at four-year colleges and $4,350 at community colleges. There are some rules: students have to be full-time, taking 30 credits a year, and after graduating, scholarship recipients have to live and work in New York for the same number of years they got the funding.

But rules aside, this opens up a lot of opportunities for students who wouldn’t be able to afford to attend otherwise. "Today, college is what high school was -- it should always be an option even if you can't afford it," Governor Andrew Cuomo says in a statement.

Source: CNN

JASON'S PICK 

5 things you probably didn't know about the coveted green jacket at The Masters

1. The champion, gets to keep the jacket for a year. But when he returns to the course for the next tournament, he must return it and can only wear it while at the club. 

2. Since the previous winner puts the jacket on the new winner, if you win The Masters back to back you have to put on your own jacket.

3. The jackets are made by Hamilton Tailoring Co. of Cincinnati.

4. The exact color of the green jacket is Pantone342

5. Green Jackets do occasionally go missing and end up in thrift stores or memorabilia shops.

(11alive)

KRISTEN'S PICK

Gordon Ramsey Isn't Leaving His Kids His Fortune

Gordon Ramsey is worth $160-million but his four kids will barely see a penny of it. The celebrity chef says he's not leaving his money to his children because he doesn't want to spoil them. 

“They have a completely different life than I did growing up,” Ramsay said. “I worked my arse off to get out of the s--t mess that I grew up in and they’re grateful, they’re not spoiled." Ramsey adds, “The only thing I’ve agreed with [wife] Tana is they get a 25% deposit on a flat, but not the whole flat." 

The chef's kids are expected to pay for everything themselves, including clothing and cell phones. “They don’t sit with us in first class. They haven’t worked anywhere near hard enough to afford that," Ramsey adds. "At that age, at that size, you’re telling me they need to sit in first class? No, they do not. We’re really strict on that."

Source: Telegraph

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