Gov. Cuomo is taking his idea to make college tuition-free directly to college students

02.08.17 | Jeremy Miller

The governor launched the campaign to build support for the Excelsior Scholarship proposal telling students at Buffalo State College that about 80% of families would qualify.        

The estimated $163 million plan would pay the difference between financial aid and tuition for up to four years of college for students from families earning less than $125,000 a year or less.

Cuomo called on the legislature to pass it, despite criticism that it leaves out private college students and is too costly.