On December 16th the board of trustees will be voting on their budget request that will be submitted to the Governor. In the proposed request, we have seen the inclusion of yet another tuition hike at our senior colleges. However, this budget proposal also includes a tuition hike at our community colleges where tuition has been frozen for 4 years, and an additional health and wellness $60 per semester fee. Health education is important if not imperative to our college communities, and school safety. However, our state should be paying for health support services, and not our students.
On December 9th at Lehman College the CUNY Board of Trustees had a hearing on a proposed budget that will go to the governor’s office.