Governor Cuohomo Makes State Colleges Free For Certain People

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“Today, college is what high school was—it should always be an option even if you can’t afford it,” Gov. Cuomo said in a statement on the program’s inclusion in the state budget. “The Excelsior Scholarship will make college accessible to thousands of working and middle class students and shows the difference that government can make.”

The program will phase in over three years, starting in the fall of 2017 for New Yorkers earning up to $100,000 and increasing to $110,000 in 2018. The state expects it to benefit an estimated 940,000 families.

Free tuition doesn’t mean zero-cost college, however. Eligible New Yorkers will still be on the hook for room and board and other expenses — and although the number of parents saving for college hit an all-time high last year, the median balance isn’t enough to cover even a year of in-state expenses at a public, four-year college.


Baby steps. Baby steps. Give Cuohomo time to give away every cent of other people’s money.

ht/ The Big Owe

16 Comments on Governor Cuohomo Makes State Colleges Free For Certain People

  1. Discrimination in favor of certain people or groups.

    Bigotry, intolerance, and favoritism from the very entities that profess the exact opposite.

    What’s that word I’m thinking of……oh yeah, hypocrisy.

  2. As Dianny alluded to the Governor is quite right. Today’s college is like the high school of years (except with legal beer) ago and the material taught is probably close to the same. So what the good Governor is offering is a free High School Makeup course to get you a college degree similar 1975 high school diploma for free with you only paying an extra three years of your life and earning potential.

  3. Time for an honest to goodness STUDENTS UNION. Let the kids demand wages and benefits of College employees be drastically cut so tuition costs can be cut. Let the students strike until the College offers classes of value, gets rid of worthless professors, does away with classes that will not pay off in the job market, like gender and race studies. Demand audits to show the students just exactly where all that money goes. Every time a worthless bunch of cry baby professors demand a pay raise, they better have their shit together.

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