Statement from Chancellor James B. Milliken on Governor Cuomo’s Announcement to Make College Tuition-Free for Middle Class Families

For 170 years, it has been at the heart of the mission of The City University of New York to provide affordable access to high quality education. For much of its existence, because of generous public support, CUNY was able to provide that education tuition-free. Governor Cuomo’s bold proposal to provide tuition-free college education for qualifying students renews the commitment to ensure that all New Yorkers can benefit from outstanding public higher education. We are deeply grateful for this proposed investment in New Yorkers that will provide exceptional new individual opportunity and significantly boost the economy of our state.

James B. Milliken
The City University of New York