|You know a lot of people think that just 'cause you work-out and lift weights and eat right and you do what people tell you to do, that you'll live a long life. Maybe you will, but you know... Why do people measure life by the years, instead of how good those years were? You know what I mean? What good is it to live to be a hundred, but you didn't do anything. You didn't go out and kick it with friends. You didn't go out... You know? What good is it? You stayed in the house and you were safe.
- Gabriel Iglesias
Tuition-Free NY would account for about 1% of New York State’s entire budget. An investment of 1% would provide free tuition for hundreds of thousands of students every year. It would offer them future opportunities, increase post-graduate purchasing power and keep them in the state for at least five years — per the legislation — to contribute to our local and state economy. It would provide revenue to New York in the process, all of which contributes toward paying down that already-modest 1% upfront investment.
Tuition-Free NY and programs like it will pay for itself by keeping bright, young minds in-state, maintaining a highly educated workforce and encouraging community service."