Albany – The Board of Trustees of the State University of
New York today approved for the 2010-11 academic year a tuition schedule and core
instructional budget reflecting a $170 million reduction in state allocations
for state-operated and statutory campuses.
The core instructional budget
totals $2.37 billion, consisting of $1.09 billion in state support and $1.28
billion in tuition and other revenue sources.
The tuition schedule,
effective for the Fall 2010 semester, includes increases for non-resident (out
of state) undergraduate and graduate students as well as for graduate
professional degree programs for resident and non-resident (in state and out of
state) students. Resident (in state) undergraduate and graduate tuition rates
remain unchanged from the previous year.
“These increases are
necessary as a result of the overall budget reductions to SUNY campuses since
2008 which now exceed $634 million,” said SUNY Board of Trustees Chairman Carl
T. Hayden. “We have examined the prevailing tuition rates charged by other
public universities, as well as market conditions, including demand, and have
concluded that the proposed tuition increases are fair and reasonable under the
“With a 30 percent reduction
in state support over the last three years, SUNY is at a tipping point,” said
SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher. “These cuts will force larger classes and
fewer course offerings and as a result, some students will have a difficult
time completing the courses they need to graduate in four years. We will work
closely with each of our campuses to ensure, as best we can, that our
responsibility to provide to New Yorkers an accessible and affordable higher
education is met.”
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