Hey NY: If your think college is expensive now, wait until it’s free

by Fox5NY.com Staff
January 4, 2017

NEW YORK (FOX5NY) – Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) announced plans Tuesday for a new a college tuition assistance program that, if approved, would make college tuition-free for eligible students at SUNY and CUNY schools.

The plan includes two-year community colleges. Residents whose families earn less than $125,000 would be eligible under the proposal.

Cuomo, who is seeking reelection, unveiled his plan at LaGuardia Community College in Queens alongside U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont. During the senator’s unsuccessful run for the Democratic presidential nomination last year, Sanders pushed for free tuition at all U.S. public colleges.

Cuomo’s proposal would have the program starting this fall. The governor’s plan would require approval by the state legislature.

New York has the nation’s largest public university system, with 440,000 students spread among 64 campuses across the state.

5 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • the whistler says:

    Nothing costs so much money and has so little value as ‘Free Government Services’!!

  • justinwachin says:

    Higher education is already owned and operated by the government. College costs generally rise much faster than inflation. Fee tuition has the ability to become a big financial drain on the people of New York if controls aren’t placed on the colleges. By the way, this story mentions free tuition. Many universities charge a variety of fees and use expensive text books. The people who embrace this idea need to understand that free tuition doesn’t equal a free college education. Once students are freed from tuition the colleges will seek to get more money from them by raising fees, dorm room prices, meal plan prices, parking tag prices, etc.

  • Niko says:

    This move had put the mail in the coffin fur many people. A mass exodus from NYS AND NYC will begin, including myself – a 4th generation NY’er. I will not give more taxes to help foreigners, illegals and muslimes to go to college for free. Cuomocunts re-election bid can go by the wayside fur all I care, he is a filthy crybaby piece of liberal shit!!!!!

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