The free tuition college announcement made by Lee is very different. This program allows people of all age to enroll. Beneficieries don’t need to meet income requirements. Another exceptional program has been proposed by Gov.Andrew Cuomo of New York. He has proposed free tuition for city and well as community college among residents from households which earn less than $125,000 a year.A similar proposal was also put forward in Rhode Island by Gov.Gina Raimondo. She proposed a two year free tutoring in state colleges. This will benefit first two years college students and remaining two years for students enrolled to four-year institutions. There are no income requirements in her plan. Tennessee’s Governor, Bill Halsem has suggested expanding the current free tuition program by including fresh high school graduates and adults.
Many individuals have hailed the plans for free college tuition. Proposed programs only need legislative approval. Sanders has applauded New York’s plan and say’s its the model of the nation. San Fransisco’s City College is also proud of the city’s initiative which will see their enrollment increase. According to San Francisco Chronicle the college’s enrollment has been declining since 2012.
This program has also attracted many critics who are afraid of the wealthy receiving unnecessary handouts. Also, needy students with existing financial assistance may acquire duplicate programs. Private institutions are also worried about enrollment after community and city colleges start offering free tuition.