SUNY Potsdam offering special deal to attract Canadian grad students
Sunday, April 13, 2014 - 8:43 am

POTSDAM -- SUNY Potsdam is offering new perks exclusive to Canadian graduate students. The Graduate Canadian Initiative is for enrolled students who are Canadian citizens and pursuing a master's degree.

They are eligible for complimentary on-campus lodging in a standard residence hall double room and a $500 meal plan credit. The initiative is renewable for up to four semesters for full-time students who maintain grade point averages of 3.0 or higher.

"More than 10 percent of our graduate degree alumni come from Canada," director of graduate studies Joshua LaFave said in a news release. "Our goal is to eliminate the potential stressors with commuting, and assist in creating an environment for student success."

The release says SUNY Potsdam has one of the highest Canadian enrollments in the SUNY system. New York State teacher certification is reciprocated in Ontario and acknowledged by the Ontario College of Teachers.