The Purchase Student Government Association, on behalf of the students at Purchase College, has passed a resolution condemning the extension or continuation of the "rational tuition" program.
The PSGA supports a freeze in tuition for SUNY and CUNY schools and calls upon the SUNY Student Assembly, President Schwarz, and the College Cabinet to rescind any prior support for "rational tuition" and to advocate on behalf of Purchase to ensure the freeze of college tuition and other related fees.
SUNY and CUNY were founded on the principal of providing affordable and accessible quality education to New Yorkers. Over the past 13 years, state sponsored support of Purchase College has drastically decreased, while student paid tuition has risen to fund the overall rise in the college's operating budget.
In a time when the sense of community in the campus is crumbling, we need your support now more than ever.
We urge you to stand with your fellow students, and fight these unjust tuition hikes to keep higher education affordable.