New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is in talks with the White House to provide free tuition at community colleges within the state, according to a report from the New York Post. In those talks, the governor has offered up to $500 million to make the state's community colleges tuition-free. The City University of New York system has seven community colleges and the State University of New York has 30 two-year institutions. The Obama administration has been encouraging states, cities and colleges to take the lead on pushing for free community college as a way of encouraging enthusiasm for the America's College Promise initiative. Other states and cities have been looking at similar plans.
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