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Tuition Increases Approved for UC, CSU Students

Cal State and University of California students will pay higher tuition fees next year. University officials approved the increases Wednesday to help fill a gaping hole in their budgets. KPBS reporter Andrew Phelps has more.

The increase is 10 percent for CSU students and 7.4 percent for UC students.

That means a full-time undergraduate at UCSD would pay a little more than $8,000 a year.

UC President Robert Dynes says the decision to raise tuition is "agonizing" but "necessary." The governor's May budget revision is easier on higher education, but Dynes says the UC still can't cover explosive enrollment and soaring inflation.

More than one-third of UC students will not have to pay the increase. That's because families making less than $60,000 a year are considered "needy" and eligible for grants.

Andrew Phelps, KPBS News.

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ematus | November 10, 2010 at 9:39 a.m. ― 3 years, 9 months ago

My wife and I make a upper middle class salaries and when you state that we can afford to send out kids to UCSD we stare at each other completely astounded. What planet are you living on? IAW californiacolleges.edu/finance/ the estimated costs are over 27,000 per year to go to National University for one year taking 12 courses is around 10,800. In other words their private fees and tuition is less than yours.

KPBS just sat there mute while the Provost peddled her version of the story obviously KPBS had not done any research to ask any insightful questions. Like how much the Provost and other UCSD Managers' salaries have gone up the last decade? More or less than the Cost of Living?

I listened to this kind of drivel in the 70's in Michigan when I was never qualified for any assistance due to my middle class family's income. It took military service and many decades to earn my degrees. This story was a poor effort.

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