New York: Four Steps to Getting Free SUNY Tuition

"The state's plans to offer free SUNY tuition to income-eligible students has drawn national headlines, making New York the first in the nation with such a broad program," Democrat & Chronicle reports.
 
"Some states, like Tennessee and Oregon, offer limited free tuition programs, mainly for community college or two-year technical schools, according to the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators. And other states, including California and Florida, once offered free tuition to varying degrees.
 
New York's program will start this fall and cover the full $6,470 tuition for those households earning less than $100,000 a year. The income threshold will rise to $110,000 next year and $125,000 in 2019. ...
 
There is criticism from some groups over the plan, including private colleges who fear it will stack the deck against them.
 
And there are some stipulations to getting the free tuition."
 
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Publication Date: 4/13/2017

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