Hike In SUNY Tuition Proposed

By Gabe Osterhout

July 22, 2010 Updated Nov 28, 2007 at 5:37 PM EST

Students in the State University of New York system may have to pay more.

The SUNY board of trustees proposed a 5 percent tuition increase, or almost 220 dollars.

The SUNY system covers 64 campuses including Binghamton University here in Vestal.

Trustees have proposed budget of nearly 2.4 billion dollars.

Some people we spoke with at BU are disappointed they're looking to students to help raise more money.

"I'm not sure what their reasons are for raising tuition. I wouldn't mind in general if they put the tuition towards the right places instead of seeing construction projects that last years," says BU Junior Greg O'Doherty.

"It's really a financial burden on my parents. They originally sent me here because it was cheaper but now, with the raises, I might as well just be going to school in California," says BU Senior Moses Rim.

Current in-state tuition is 4-thousand 350 dollars.

Under the Trustee's proposal, it could go up to $4-thousand 570 dollars.

Any increase would be approved by the Governor and State Legislature in the 2008-2009 State Budget.

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