Hillary Clinton ‘Delighted’ by Cuomo’s Free-Tuition Plan
Hillary Clinton said Tuesday that she was “delighted” with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposal to offer free tuition at state and city colleges.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) January 3, 2017
The Hill reports:
Cuomo announced the plan, which would allow students from families earning $125,000 or less per year to go tuition free, earlier on Tuesday. He was joined by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), who made free college tuition one of his key proposals in his bid for the Democratic presidential nomination.
“With an exploding technology, and with most of the good-paying jobs requiring more and more education, we need to make certain that every New Yorker, every Vermonter and every American gets all the education they need regardless of family income,” Sanders said in a statement.
Clinton in June announced her own college tuition plan, which would also allow students from families making less than $125,000 per year to qualify for free in-state tuition at public universities.
“The plan will be phased in over five years, but families earning $85,000 or less will immediately be able to attend an in-state college or university without paying any tuition,” Clinton’s website said in an announcement at the time.
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