Our students are doing their part.
Now it's time for the State to step up and Invest in SUNY.
Planning for your education should not be unpredictable – and neither should tuition or New York’s commitment to its public university. It’s not reliable for our students. And it’s not fair for New Yorkers.
After decades of tuition spikes when the State budget bottomed out, students demanded predictability so they could plan to finance their education. Based on the success of rational tuition over the past four years, students are ready to recommit to a rational tuition plan for the 2016-2017 to 2020-2021 academic years, but they want–and deserve–to know the State is committed to do its part and invest in SUNY.
Serving 3 million New Yorkers every year, SUNY is an economic powerhouse that generates $21 billion annually for New York. New investment will assist us in our effort to make SUNY the world-class university system New Yorkers deserve by increasing the number of graduates produced from 93,000 to 150,000 by 2020; improving coordination with and advisement in high schools and colleges; and ensuring every student has the opportunity to “Finish in Four,” reducing the cost of a degree and producing more workplace ready graduates.