Leaders from State University of New York campuses throughout the region were at SUNY Poly today, calling on the state legislature to Invest in SUNY.

They want lawmakers to create a new investment fund and to extend NYSUNY 2020 --  including the rational tuition policy -- in the new state budget.

John Nader, Provost at SUNY Delhi, says a predictable tuition policy allows students and their families to plan for the cost of a college education.

SUNY 2020 is a competitive grant program that allows for capital investment.

Mohawk Valley Community College President Randall Van Wagoner says MVCC used that grant money two years ago to build a state-of-the art Fab Lab for prototyping and manufacturing.

SUNY's 64 campuses educate nearly 460,000 students and generate nearly $21 billion a year for New York State.