The Unintended Consequences of Free Tuition Proposals
Standing beside senator and former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo made national news when he announced this month the most recent in a growing number of free college tuition proposals. Coming on the heels of similar proposals by Sanders, presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, and Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo, Cuomo’s “Excelsior Scholarship Program” would provide free tuition for low- and middle-income families to attend public colleges and universities in New York if their families earn $125,000 or less per year.
Originally published: January 25, 2017
Author: Gary A. Olson
Institution: Daemen College
Published by: Huffington Post