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SUNY schools end practice of withholding transcripts for students with debt

The State University of New York (SUNY) schools have ceased withholding transcripts for students who owe money to their school after Governor Kathy Hochul called for an end to the practice  in her January State of the State address.

SUNY schools will no longer withhold transcripts for students who owe money in the way of parking fines, tuition, or library fines, according to WETM 18 News. Student loan debt is not included.


The SUNY Board of Trustees approved an end to withholding transcripts in late January 2022. SUNY Press Secretary Holly Liapis said the goal moving forward is to give students as much time as possible to pay off their debts.



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