CUNY Students Spend Less
CUNY represents the best value in U.S. higher education. In an unforgiving economy where every dollar counts, the University’s cost of attendance is the exception to the sticker-shock tuition prevalent today. CUNY costs a fraction of what students pay at private institutions, and it beats most public universities, too, from New York to California. CUNY’s highly affordable tuition is stabilized by the CUNY Compact for Public Higher Education, a successful, long-term financing partnership between the University, the state and city governments, philanthropists, alumni and students. The Compact’s system of stable funding proposed by Chancellor Matthew Goldstein and approved by New York State’s governor and Legislature, keeps tuition low, strengthens financial-aid coverage and allows for modest, predictable increases enabling students and families to plan.