Cuomo calls for holding line on higher ed funding

By Associated Press

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Public colleges would receive less or level financial support from the state while tuitions would increase for
New York families under Gov. Andrew Cuomo's proposed 2012-13 budget.

The plan would hold the State University of New York and City University of New York at current levels. That follows three years of deep cuts that cost 30 percent of operating aid.

Community colleges would see another cut in state funding, amounting to less than 1 percent.

Meanwhile, Cuomo calls for continuing tuition increases he and the Legislature started a year ago.

Cuomo also wants another $300 annual increase as part of a five-year plan for increases at SUNY and CUNY.

Annual tuition would increase over the five years to more than $6,500 from less than $5,000 a year ago.

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