SUNY Orange tuition to increase

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MIDDLETOWN – Community college students across New York are supposed to share the cost of their education equally in a three-way split, but that has not been the case for some time.
SUNY Orange President Dr. Kristine Young told members of the Orange County Chamber of Commerce on Thursday the state’s share is the least among the three funding sources.
“The funding formula by law is supposed to be a third from the state, a third from the county and a third from students. Orange County is very generous; the state does not deliver on its one-third,” Young said. That last time New York paid its third share was “a long time ago,”  she said.
New York picks up 21 percent of the Orange Community College budget with the county paying 41 percent and student tuition and fees funding 38 percent.
The college board of trustees has already voted to raise tuition in the 2017-18 school year by $120.