Essay about Effects of Higher College Tuition on California Students

1196 Words Oct 30th, 2012 5 Pages
Running Head: EFFECTS OF HIGHER EDUCATION ON CALIFORNIA STUDENTS

Effects of Higher College Tuition on California Students Hudson

Pacific Ocean University

EFFECTS OF HIGHER COLLEGE TUITION ON CALIFORNIA STUDENTS

Abstract

There has been a hike in college
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Research Questions.
1. What caused the tuition hike in the CSU and UC system in California?
2. How are college students handling the difficult situation of tuition increase?
3. Is their any sign of relief from the tuition increases and budget cuts? Tuition in California Universities has been increasing in the last couple of years and there seems to be no sign of relief. There have been a lot budget cuts in the UC and CSU systems and within this crisis, students are the ones being affected the most by the increase in tuition. The university budget cuts are the driving force for the tuition increase but what exactly is being done to solve this problem? The result of less funding being given to schools is higher tuition to cover the gap and keep some of the school programs running. The UC and CSU system has always been a way to get public low-cost higher education without having to worry but this looks like its changing to resemble that of private education even with financial aid trying to help those students who cannot afford school. “State funding for UC and the California State University was cut $650 million this year for each system. As a result, in-state UC undergrads will pay 18.3%, or nearly $1,900, more in tuition and fees than last year,” reports the Huffington Post.With the ongoing cuts on education throughout colleges and universities in California due to lack

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