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SUNY Trustees Approve Proposal for Scheduled Tuition Increases

March 23, 2011

Buffalo News

ALBANY -- Tuition at state university campuses would rise in annual "predictable" levels over the next five years under a resolution adopted unanimously Tuesday by the system's board of trustees.

But the request must be approved by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, who praised the idea, and the State Legislature, where it is certain to run into opposition.

Key lawmakers suggested the plan was dead even before the State University of New York board met Tuesday in Binghamton. The plan does not set any specific tuition targets or increases, on any set inflation-based index as officials had proposed in the past, but gives the chancellor the freedom to negotiate a five-year plan with Cuomo and lawmakers.

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