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            This increase will be a great economic impact for most CUNY students and will force many to withdraw from college. More than half of CUNY students live in households with incomes of less than $30,000 a year. Taking into consideration New York City high cost of living, is it possible for a student to afford such a high tuition? Many CUNY students hold a full time job while also going to school full time. Their finances are extremely tight and even $300 would represent a heavy burden for them. Some CUNY students live in shelters and qualify for food stamps. How can a person living under these conditions afford to pay such a high tuition?

This is a very important moment in the history of Public Education in New York City. CUNY was established with the mission of making higher education accessible for all. At this moment that accessibility is in jeopardy for many students.



 

 

This petition was delivered to:
  • John Jay College of Criminal Justice
    President Jeremy Travis
  • President, Lehman College
    Dr. Ricardo R. Fernandez
  • President, La Guardia Community College
    Dr. Gail O. Mellow
  • President, Queens College
    Dr. James L. Muyskens
  • President, Hostos Community College
    Dr. Felix V. Matos Rodriguez
  • President, Queensborough Community College
    Dr. Diane Bova Call
  • President, York College
    Dr. Marcia V. Keizs
  • President, Medgar Evers College
    Dr. William L. Pollard
  • New York State House
  • New York State Senate
  • President, Brooklyn College
    Dr. Karen L. Gould
  • President, The Graduate Center, CUNY
    Dr. William P. Kelly
  • CUNY Chancellor
    Dr. Matthew Goldstein
  • Hunter College
    President Jennifer J. Raab
  • President, Baruch College President
    Dr. Mitchell B. Wallerstein
  • President, The City College of New York
    Dr. Lisa Staiano - Coico
  • President, New York City College of Technology
    Dr. Russell K. Hotzler
  • President, Bronx Community College
    Dr. Carole B. Joseph
  • President, College of Staten Island
    Dr. Tomas D. Morales
  • President, Kingsborough Community College
    Dr. Regina S. Peruggi
  • President, Borough of Manhattan Community College
    Dr. Antonio Perez
  • New York Governor


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