According to an article by Cara Matthews at the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle:
Gov. Andrew Cuomo introduced legislation Thursday to let the State University of New York adopt 5 percent annual tuition increases for five years, plus let its university centers [SUNY Binghamton, SUNY Albany, SUNY Buffalo, and SUNY Stony Brook] add an additional 3 percent a year to expand its programs.
If the governor’s bill is adopted, tuition could skyrocket at SUNY, said Rebecca Weber, executive director of the New York Public Interest Research Group. It could increase by 27 percent for all state-operated campuses and by 47 percent at the university centers, she said.
Tuition at all SUNY schools is currently $4,970. The state has increased tuition 13 times in the last 48 years. The system was tuition free until 1963.