New York State – ‘Leading the Way to College Affordability’

U.S. Senator and Former Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders Joins New York State Governor in Announcing Proposal for Tuition-Free College and University

News from the Office of New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo

Posted December 5th, 2017 on Niagara At large

Bernie Sanders joins New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo in announcing plan for tuition-free college and university

Bernie Sanders joins New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo in announcing plan for tuition-free college and university

(A Brief Foreword Note from NAL publisher Doug Draper – We are posting this ground-breaking proposal by New York’s governor because if it is approved his state’s legislature, it one day be as good for students in Ontario and other jurisdictions across North America, as it would be for those seeking a college or university education in New York State.

After all, New York State, like California, is one of those regions on the continent that is enough of an economic powerhouse that if it does something, it can pave the way for other regions – provinces in Canada, as well as other U.S. states – to follow suit.

Indeed, the Ontario government and some post-secondary schools in the province, including Brock University, have recently outlined plans to go tuition-free for students from families in lower income brackets, and a link to a Brock news report on such a plan is included below.

For U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders, who has been a leading champion for tuition-free college and university eduction, Cuomo’s announcement this December 3rd was a welcome one, and as  you will see if you click on the video below, Sanders enthusiastically joined the New York governor in making it.

Now here is the news from the NYS governor’s website.)

It’s time to make college tuition-free for middle class New Yorkers.

Higher education is a necessity to succeed in today’s global economy.

New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo is taking the lead on alleviating the burden of student debt. New York’s tuition-free degree program, the Excelsior Scholarship, is the first-of-its-kind in the nation and will enable thousands of bright, young students to realize their dream of higher education.

Under this groundbreaking proposal, more than 940,000 middle-class families and individuals making up to $125,000 per year would qualify to attend college tuition-free at all public universities in New York State.

Let’s make college a reality, not a dream for New York’s middle class.

Youtube – Bernie Sanders speaks on New York State’s tuition-free plan –

.For more information from New York State Government Andrew Cuomo’s website, click onhttps://www.ny.gov/programs/tuition-free-degree-program-excelsior-scholarship .

For a Buffralo News story on this announcement clikc on  – http://buffalonews.com/2017/01/03/cuomo-proposes-free-suny-tuition-families-earning-125000/ .

For story on Brock University in Niagara, Ontario recently outlining a tuition-free plan click onhttps://brocku.ca/brock-news/2016/12/brock-encourages-families-to-tap-into-new-free-tuition-plan/ .

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 “A politician thinks of the next election. A leader thinks of the next generation.” – Bernie Sanders

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