Governor Andrew Cuomo was at Buffalo State University today to kick-off the Excelsior Scholarship Campaign.

Cuomo will be visiting SUNY and CUNY campuses to tout his proposal to make college tuition free for middle-class families across New York.

As part of the campaign, Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul and cabinet members will meet with students and faculty statewide in support of the first-ever free tuition plan at both two and four year colleges.

Under the governor's plan, New York families making under $125,000 a year would be eligible for free tuition.

The Governor also announced New York State will host the first ever statewide coding competition for SUNY and CUNY students at all campuses, the "Making College Possible Coding Challenge.”  The challenge will encourage students to use technology to share information about the Excelsior Scholarship.

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