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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo Free College Tuition Plan: 7 Things to Know

The move applies to city and state universities or community colleges


New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is launching a plan that will offer free college tuition to millions.

Andrew CuomoHere are seven things to know about the move:

  • Students with parents who make $125,000 or less are eligible for the move.
  • Cuomo’s free college tuition plan applies to students applying to state and city universities, as well as community colleges.
  • The move was announced by the Governor alongside Bernie Sanders.
  • A million students could be eligible for the move surrounding children looking to attend college.
  • A three-year development plan will precede the move, and it still needs to receive regulatory approval in order to put it forward.
  • By 2019, the program could cost up to $163 million, with the estimate considered to be too high or potentially too low depending on how many people actually become a part of it.
  • The move applies to State University of New York (SUNY) schools, as well as City University of New York (CUNY) institutions. Tuition at SUNY schools is $6,470 and $4,350 at community colleges unless these figures go up.

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