Albany, NY, Feb 02, 2011 — New York's public college students and their families won't see a tuition increase or a cut in the state's financial aid program under Cuomo's budget proposal. But they may still feel a lot of pain.
Cuomo isn't proposing a tuition increase for SUNY and CUNY. But his budget does contain a 10% cut to the public universities, after SUNY and CUNY were dealt state aid cutbacks totaling as much as 30 percent over the last three years. State aid to community colleges would also be cut by 10%.
Cuomo also said the state's smallest school districts, which includes many in the North Country, should begin the process of merging services and programs. David Sommerstein reports.