As more legislators mull the idea of free higher education, public colleges may be worth a closer look.
New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced Tuesday a proposal to make college tuition-free at all state public two- and four-year colleges. His plan, if approved by the legislature, would implement a scholarship program to supplement aid for in-state residents whose families earn $125,000 or less.
The program would phase in over three years, and benefit an estimated 940,000 families, according to a briefing.