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Old 07-15-2011, 12:01 AM
 
Location: Conejo Valley, CA
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The tuition hikes are very unfortunate, the UC system now prices out a lot of students.

California's higher education policies are part of what made this state great, now its starting to look more like the South. For what? Because a certain group has highjacked the state and revenue can't be raised to support the system.
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Old 07-15-2011, 01:06 AM
 
Location: Police State
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And in other news, enrollment for undergrads in community colleges goes up 300%.
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Old 07-15-2011, 01:08 AM
 
Location: Police State
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The tuition hikes are very unfortunate, the UC system now prices out a lot of students.

California's higher education policies are part of what made this state great, now its starting to look more like the South. For what? Because a certain group has highjacked the state and revenue can't be raised to support the system.
That's a really stupid and bigoted post, just so you know.
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Old 07-15-2011, 02:00 AM
 
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I agree their posting is quite interesting, but would be more valuable if showing how this changed in 5 or 10 year increments, so it can be compared to prior generation budgets/expenditures.

Seeing the totals for 1980, 1990 and 2000 would add some insights, especially if we can compare per student expenditures.
Fair point
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Old 07-15-2011, 05:52 AM
 
Location: Everywhere and Nowhere
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I wonder if anyone's looked into the greater availability of financial aid and student loans as an enabler of this. As tax revenues are constrained and there are needs elsewhere, the state feels free to shift resources away from directly subsidizing the universities because they know money will be coming from somewhere else (basically the banks and the federal government). They also see that even though they raise tuition, the number of qualified applicants doesn't drop. Why wouldn't they keep increasing tuition? It's a bottomless cookie jar to them.
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Old 07-15-2011, 06:00 AM
 
Location: Everywhere and Nowhere
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Interesting that they've not done the same with the community colleges. It's really cheap to go to one of those, compared to what it would be in other states (here in VA we pay about $300 a credit versus your $20-30?). Seems a good option for many would be to spend the first couple of years at one of those before transfering to a UC. Personally I wouldn't be opposed to making Cal an all upper division university with everyone transferring in in their junior year (with the exception of certain hot football prospects of course). This would give more kids a better education in their particular fields of concentration.
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Old 07-15-2011, 06:00 AM
 
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http://www.mercurynews.com/top-stori...nclick_check=1
The Board of Regents voted in favor of the 9.6 percent fee hike for both undergraduate and graduate students. The increase comes on top of an 8-percent hike approved by regents in November and will bring annual undergraduate tuition to $11,220.
With additional student-services and other fees, the total price will be more than $13,000 per year.

Most UC students -- 55 percent -- will not pay more, regardless of Thursday's vote. The university plans to cover the full cost of the combined tuition hikes for students whose families make $120,000 or less.

Taxes down on middle class in California .. Costs up ...

LULZ
"The university plans to cover the full cost of the combined tuition hikes for students whose families make $120,000 or less."

Isn't this a lame way of saying The Board of Regents voted in favor of the 9.6 percent fee hike for both undergraduate and graduate students on students whose families make $120,000 or more?

In other words they are not covering the costs of anyone, just raising the cost on the upper middle class.

And they want to use tax payer money to pay for illegals to attend ...

And in today's news ...

Dozens arrested as students protest Chile's education policies
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Old 07-15-2011, 09:10 AM
 
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The tuition hikes are very unfortunate, the UC system now prices out a lot of students.

California's higher education policies are part of what made this state great, now its starting to look more like the South. For what? Because a certain group has highjacked the state and revenue can't be raised to support the system.
Well, you can blame Prop 13 and lack of austerity with the state pension system for this.
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Old 07-15-2011, 09:55 AM
 
Location: Police State
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Well, you can blame Prop 13 and lack of austerity with the state pension system for this.
Prop 13 has nothing to do with this.
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Old 07-15-2011, 10:04 AM
 
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Prop 13 has nothing to do with this.
What are you talking about? All California schools have had funding issues since there have been limits on property taxes. Pretty tough to bring in enough revenue when you have someone who's lived in their place for 30 years, only paying $500/year for property taxes. While these tuition hikes are due to budget cuts, Prop 13 has put California in this position over and over again.
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