Today it is common for divorce agreements to obligate the parents to pay for their children's college education; however, typically parents cap their financial obligation at the cost of a public university, or, as commonly referred to, the "SUNY cap".
A Manhattan Supreme Court Justice recently departed from the widely used "SUNY cap" and determined that two ex-spouses should share the costs of sending their son to an expensive private college, noting that their son preferred a private university to a state campus and that his choice seemed to be a better fit for his needs.
The court held that while "[t]he SUNY system...is widely regarded as one of the best large-scale systems of higher education that has ever been created, be it public or private, .... there is one thing the SUNY system should not be...., the SUNY system should not be the assumed destination of the children of divorce."
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