NEW YORK — Governor Andrew Cuomo is proposing free tuition at New York colleges for eligible students.
The Democrat unveiled his plan this morning at LaGuardia Community College in Queens. Gov. Cuomo says under the proposed program, called the “Excelsior Scholarship,” college students accepted to a state or city university in New York will have free tuition if they or their family make $125,000 or less each year. This would include two-year community colleges.
“The truth is if you want to offer everybody a fair shot then you have to get up to date and you have to say, ‘What high school was 75 years ago college is today,'” Gov. Cuomo said. “College is a mandatory step if you really want to be a success, and the way this society said, ‘We’re gonna pay for high school because you need high school,’ this society should say, ‘We’re gonna pay for college because …