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    CUNY tuition hike coming to a school near you

    In CUNY’s 2017-2018 Operating Budget Request and Four-Year Financial Plan, there is a proposed $250 tuition hike coming to CUNY senior colleges over the next four years. The tuition hike is actually lower than the proposed $300 hike for senior colleges, and includes a $100 tuition hike for community colleges. The initially proposed $300 tuition increase was enacted back in 2011 and was considered to be “modest and predictable,” going to “directly benefit students.” The plan reports that “CUNY’s in-state tuition will continue to be well below the average for public universities in the country and, combined with New York’s Tuition Assistance Program (TAP), it will keep college affordable to…

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    Tuition at senior colleges to go up $300

    The CUNY board of trustees approved tuition to increase by $300 at all senior colleges as part of CUNY’s budget request. The vote occurred Nov. 25. CUNY, which is known for its affordability, continued a rational tuition plan that first began in 2011. The rational plan increased, from 2011 to 2015, tuition by $300 every year. The state legislature, in 2011, allowed the board of trustees to increase tuition in conjunction with the plan. By 2015, the total cost after five years came to $1,500. Tuition is currently $6,300 per year at senior colleges, which is more affordable State University of New York colleges at $6,470 per year. The plan…