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For the first time, TUITION paid by UC STUDENTS will surpass state funding –

August 22, 2011

Students near Royce Hall on the UCLA campus in Westwood (Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times)

UC income from tuition will surpass state funding for the first time

Propelled by budget crises, California is becoming more like other states in passing more of the burden of a college education on to students.

By Larry Gordon, Los Angeles Times

August 22, 2011

For the first time, the total amount that University of California students pay in tuition this year will surpass the funding the prestigious public university receives from the state. It is a historic shift for the UC system and part of a national trend that is changing the nature of public higher education.

Propelled by budget crises in California and elsewhere, the burden of paying for education at a public college or university, once heavily subsidized by taxpayers, is shifting to students and their families.

At UC, the changes are prompting soul-searching among administrators, alumni, students and others about whether the 10-campus, 230,000-student system is at a crossroads.

Some say the university must choose among facets of its long-standing public mission — to offer a widely accessible, moderately priced and high-quality education to California’s young people — as it supports itself increasingly through tuition, private fundraising and growing numbers of out-of-state students.

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  1. August 22, 2011 12:57 PM

    Self serving University of California (ranked #70 forbes) uses tuition increases for faculty pay, merit, salary increases. UC tuition ncreases exceed national average rate of increase.

    UC is the most expensive public university in USA

    All the while Californians face prolonged stagnant economy, mortgage defaults, 12% unemployment, pay reductions, loss of unemployment benefits.

    email your opinions to UC Board of Regents

  2. August 25, 2011 7:32 PM

    Faculty University of California Berkeley (UC Berkeley) clean up at the expense of students’ parents, Californians. Californians face prolonged stagnant economy, mortgage defaults, 12% unemployment, pay reductions, loss of unemployment benefits.
    UC Berkeley shares economic pain of Californians? No Chancellor, Faculty layoffs or wage concessions.
    UC Berkeley pay raises, tuition & fee increases are arrogance. Apply for positions when chancellor, vice chancellor, tenured, non tenured faculty, UCOP wages better elsewhere. If wages are what commit faculty to UC, leave for better paying job. The sky will not fall on UC Berkeley.
    UC Berkeley wages must reflect California’s ability to pay, not what others are paid. There is no good reason to raise salaries, tuition, fees when wage concessions available from Chancellors, Faculty.
    In the spirit of shared sacrifices UC Berkeley Faculty, Vice Chancellors, Provost, Chancellor:
    No furloughs.
    18 percent reduction in UCOP salaries & $50 million cut.
    18 percent prune of campus chancellors’, vice chancellors’ salaries.
    15 percent trim of tenured faculty salaries, increase teaching load.
    10 percent decrease non-tenured faculty salaries, increase research, teaching load.
    100% elimination of all Academic Senate, Academic Council costs, wages.

    (17,000 UC paid employees earn more than $100,000)

    There is no question the necessary cuts will be painful to Faculty, Chancellors.

    UC Board of Regents Chair Sherry Lansing can bridge public trust gap with reassurances salaries of Chancellors, Faculty reflect depressed California wages.
    With UC’s shared economic sacrifices, the sky will not fall on the 10 campuses.
    Email Opinion to

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