SUNY students facing annual tuition hikes

If you attend a state university in New York, the price of your education may soon be going up again. A plan for annual tuition hikes was approved by the SUNY Board of Trustees.

Chancellor Robert King proposed "modest, annual tuition increases" beginning as early as the coming year. No dollar amount has been placed on the tuition hikes.

This fall, SUNY tuition was raised by $950 to $4,350 annually, the first increase since 1995.

Students at Purchase College on Anderson Hill Road in Westchester say the recent 28 percent tuition hike was bad enough. Many students are outraged after learning they may have to pay annual hikes.

The SUNY Board of Trustees is expected to announce the new tuition hike in mid-January. That's when they'll propose a new budget to Governor George Pataki.

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