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New York News
Fri June 8, 2012
NY College Ending Free Tuition for Employees' Kids
Employees of the University of Rochester are losing a major benefit: free tuition for their children who attend the college.
Administrators at the private college tell the Democrat and Chronicle that starting in 2013, children of the university's faculty and staff will no longer get free tuition.
But they won't have to pay UR's tuition of nearly $43,000. Instead, they'll pay the rate charged to attend the state's public four-year colleges, about $5,600.
The change won't affect students already enrolled at UR or who will begin college this fall.
Administrators say the free tuition was an expensive benefit used by a relatively small number of employees.
With more than 20,000 employees, the university is Rochester's biggest employer.
Many U.S. colleges offer free tuition to employees' children.
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