The State University of New York, due to enact an unprecedented $300 midyear tuition increase today, should consider tripling its tuition bill, said the head of a state organization of independent colleges.
G. Dennis O'Brien, chairman of the Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities and president of the University of Rochester, complained about an imbalance in fees that threaten private colleges in the state.
"If the state's really in a financial pickle, . . . maybe its time to consider fundamental structural changes," he said. SUNY's tuition, $1,350 a year, hasn't changed since 1983.