N.Y. State Educators React to Cuomo “No Tuition” PlanJanuary 5, 2017 |
by Antonio Olivero, Staff Writer
LAKE PLACID — Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposal Tuesday to cover tuition costs at state colleges for hundreds of thousands of middle- and low-income New Yorkers sent a ripple effect through the North Country as people digested the gravity of the plan.
Alongside Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders at a community college in Queens, Cuomo proposed college students who have been accepted to a state or city university in New York — including two-year community colleges — would be eligible for free tuition, provided their household income is $125,000 or less a year.