New York making state colleges tuition-free for middle class, poor

11Apr - by mh - 0 - In News

CBS/AP April 10, 2017, 3:56 AM

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York will be the first state to make tuition at public colleges and universities free for middle-class students under a state budget approved by lawmakers Sunday.

The plan crafted by Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo will apply to any New York student whose family has an annual income of $125,000 or less. To qualify the student would have to meet certain class load and grade point average restrictions, and room and board would not be covered.  Continue reading HERE