Gov. Cuomo Proposes Free Tuition at New York State Colleges


By Staff


cuomo-sandersGov. Andrew Cuomo has announced a plan to make college tuition-free for middle class families at SUNY and CUNY two- and four-year colleges in New York.

The governor has labeled the program the Excelsior Scholarship, which will allow students whose families earn $125,000 or less per year to attend college tuition-free at state schools.

Gov. Cuomo made the announcement during an event at LaGuardia Community College, alongside Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, who proposed a similar program last year while he sought the Democratic party’s nomination for president.

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