Why is CUNY Tuition Rising Every Year?

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Victoria Ganesh
ENG 1101
Professor Rudden
16 December 2012

My Research Essay: Why is CUNY tuition rising every year?
College. Another world filled with tremendous opportunities that can transform your dreams into reality. Everybody wants a college degree to pursue a career of their choice, such as business, nursing, psychology, computer science, etc., but in order to work a good paying job, or earn the highest position in a big company, a college degree is required, but unfortunately CUNY tuition has driven up expenses two times higher than before by adding an additional fee of $500 until 2015. CUNY, also known as The City University of New York is a public institution and the largest urban university in the United States consisting of 11 senior colleges, six community colleges, a doctorate-granting graduate school, a journalism school, a law school, and the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education. Tuition has been really tough on Americans, especially for low income families who try their hardest to support and provide for their families. Some students who attended a four-year college had no choice but to transfer to a community college, where the benefit of tuition is affordable and a best way for them to save time and money. College is worth the education, but is it worth the expense?

According to the New York Times, “Amid Protests by Students and Others, CUNY Trustees Vote to Raise Tuition”, “the board’s 15-to-1 vote will raise tuition for undergraduates at CUNY’s four-year colleges to $6,330 in 2015-16, with about $500 a year in additional fees,” says Richard Perez-Pena. Hundreds of students at Baruch College protested against CUNY’s board of trustees chanting “Abolish the board of trustees”, and “CUNY must be free,” last year November. The board of trustees is a governing board elected or appointed to direct the policies of an educational institution. CUNY said “the tuition increase was required because state aid has been cut by $300 million...
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