On March 19, students held a rally and marched in Brooklyn to protest a proposed tuition hike proposed by Gov. Kathy Hochul for the City University of New York (CUNY). 

CUNY is the nation’s largest urban university, with 243,000 students pursuing their college degrees.

Demonstrators assembled outside the steps of Brooklyn Borough Hall to demand that the final state budget increase funding for CUNY and reject Hochul’s proposed 3% tuition hikes for in-state State University of New York (SUNY) and CUNY students.

Due to the governor’s 3% hike, students would have to pay an additional $144 to $424 for tuition the following year. Some students said the raise in tuition would mean they would have to drop out. 

“Being a student, [I] have to focus on studying,” said Monique Murray, a student at Lehman College. “I am a social work intern, so I have to work on my internship and classes…A 3% increase would mean a financial challenge for me. Can I finish school?”

The New York State Senate and the Assembly both passed budget resolutions over the past week that rejected tuition hikes proposed by the governor. There are 12 days remaining until the legislature must make a final decision about the state budget. The protesters said that they are going to take their demonstration up to Albany.

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