SUNY Tuition Plan Needed
February 23, 2011
Press Republican Editorial
Feb. 20, 2011
When families sit down to work out their budgets for the coming year, it's helpful to know what their bills will be. Will their costs remain the same or will some rise? The State University of New York needs that kind of stability, as far as tuition is concerned, and so do the students attending the system's colleges.
SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher recently proposed reform of the tuition system. It's not something new; she has talked about it in the past with the Press-Republican Editorial Board. She thinks that both SUNY and its students need to know what is coming over the next five years — and that tuition increases should occur incrementally, not when the state is in panic mode.