OPINION: Out-of-state Students Should Not Have to Endure Tuition Hikes

BARUCH COLLEGE–Out-of-state CUNY and SUNY students should brace themselves for impending tuition hikes following Gov. Kathy Hochul’s approval of an unjust final state budget that still places the burden of fundraising on students.

Gov. Hochul’s initial budget proposal would have increased tuition for all CUNY and SUNY students, including those studying in-state, to match the Higher Education Price Index, which tracks main cost drivers and necessary funding increases.

This proposal did not ultimately make it to the final Fiscal Year 2024 New York State Budget agreement. Though this is good news for in-state students, out-of-state students should expect to see a 5% to 15% tuition jump, depending on their campus, in the next year.