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SUNY Chancellor Urges State Leaders To Support Tuition Increase

SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher is asking the state Legislature to consider increasing tuition for state colleges.
SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher is asking the state Legislature to consider increasing tuition for state colleges. Photo Credit: www.suny.edu

State University of New York Chancellor Nancy Zimpher asked state leaders to support potential tuition increases during her annual State of the University address Monday, according to Lohud.com.

During the address, Zimpher said she and university officials are asking for the five-year extension of its 2020 plan, which allows four-year colleges to raise tuition up to $300 per year, saying the money improves the colleges and gets rid of unpredictable increases, said Lohud.com.

The request for the increase comes at a time when the state Legislature is expressing concerns about another round of tuition increases with tuition up 30 percent at four-year schools since 2011. But Zimpher said tuition was $6,470 a year for incoming freshmen this past fall, which is the lowest in the Northeast among public colleges, reported Lohud.com.

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