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Put teeth into Gov. Cuomo’s plan for free college tuition

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, seen on Nov. 10,

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, seen on Nov. 10, 2016. Credit: Office of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo / Kevin P. Coughlin

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has a good idea in proposing tuition-free college educations, but the structure is flawed [“SUNY chancellor backs Excelsior plan,” News, Feb. 24]. It looks like another handout.

The program needs teeth. Require students to repay money if they don’t graduate or don’t graduate on time. I suggest they reimburse the state 10 percent a year after graduation.

Also, don’t allow debt to be discharged in personal bankruptcy.

Jack McDonough, Huntington Station