SUNY has a program for free tuition. I'm not an expert on the details but your family needs to be in a certain income bracket and I believe if you don't stay in the state for x years you end up having to pay it back.
They started it quite some time ago but did a huge expansion to the eligibility just a year or two ago.
As far as the complaints about it being their fault, loan practices ECT.... as with most things in life. It's complicated. It's also nothing I am going to argue about here one way or another.
This wasn't meant to start that debate. Or to be all doom and gloom. Just a heads up that people looking at it should know it's a buyers market.