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New York Just Became The First State To Offer Free Tuition For Public Colleges


In a historic decision that other states are already thinking of following, the state of New York has just launched a program that will cover the cost of tuition for all students attending any public university, including community colleges. Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the bill into law on Wednesday following the legislature's approval to include it into the state budget.

Cuomo made the program official at a ceremony that celebrated its inauguration, which was attended by supporters of the measure, including 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and students of public colleges.

"We are restoring the promise of the American Dream for the next generation and forging a bold path forward of access and opportunity for the rest of the nation to follow," Cuomo said. "With a college education now a necessity to succeed in today's economy, I am proud to sign this first-in-the-nation legislation that will make college accessible."

San Francisco was the first city in the United States to offer free tuition to its residents for community college only, which was huge news given the political climate since President Donald Trump had just been inaugurated only weeks before. Rhode Island wants to follow in the Bay Area city's footsteps and offer the same to their residents, as making the first two years of college free for students can make a world of difference.


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