New York poised to pass free public college tuition statewide - UPI.com:
"April 8 (UPI) -- New York is poised to become the first state in the nation to provide free tuition to public colleges and universities, after a deal struck as part of larger budget negotiations announced Friday night.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who announced the proposal in January alongside former Democratic presidential candidate Sen Bernie Sanders, hailed the deal as an historic opportunity for hundreds of thousands of families in the Empire State.
Under terms of the deal, the program would be phased in over three years.
This year, students whose families earn less than $100,000 per year would be eligible for free college tuition.
That cap would be raised to $125,000 once the program is fully implemented.
...Though the legislation eliminates tuition costs for many lower- and middle-income families, for students who exceed the income cap, tuition will increase $200 per year for the next five years at all state schools..."