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Free College in New York State…….Well Not Really

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New York is set to become the first state in the union to offer free college tuition. Thanks to socialist governor Andrew Cuomo, tuition at state and city colleges will now be free to those students who come from families making less than $100k per year.  The threshold will rise to $125,000 per year in three years. 

It’s been reported that upwards of 940,000 families will benefit as a result. 

So let’s think about this for a minute. If the average family has 2.4 children – that means 2,256,000 children can ultimately take advantage of this “free” tuition. 

If they all decide to go to a state school and the average tuition cost is $6470/year, the total cost per year for all these children will be over $14 billion. 

At the end of four years – this free tuition will cost over $58 billion per family. 

$58 billion. 

So please explain to me how this is “free” tuition. 
Are the professors no longer getting paid and now volunteering their time?  Are the utility companies now providing free gas and electric to the schools? Are the security officers now working for free?  

You see free does not mean free unless of course you’re Andrew Cuomo or Bernie Sanders. Then free means free – just as long other people are going to be paying for it. 

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Written by usa1968

April 11, 2017 at 3:35 pm

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