Blaming the state's uncertain financial outlook, the California State University's board of trustees approved Wednesday a mid-year tuition increase of 5 percent for this academic year and a 10 percent increase for the 2011-2012 academic year.
While heading to a private college is still more expensive than going to a state school, the price gap is narrowing: Tuition and fees are climbing at a faster pace at public schools than their private brethren.
It's late May on the campus of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and Mott Gym is packed. This is a welcome sight for Lennis Cowell and John Azevedo, who fondly remember the halcyon days when wrestling drew more than 2,000 fans -- four times today's average -- to dual meets against Cal State Bakersfield, the California coast school's rival.
Police early Thursday cleared protesters occupying a business administration building at San Francisco State University, and school authorities were getting the facility ready for classes, a school spokeswoman told CNN.
Federal Reserve policymakers lowered their economic outlook for the rest of the year at its meeting last month, suggesting that they may not be done taking unprecedented steps to try and jumpstart a recovery.
With today's laptop-toting students downloading podcasts of their lectures to their iPhones, the humble textbook is due for an upgrade - not to mention a discount. Undergraduates spend an average of $1,000 a year on course materials, and textbook costs are rising by an average of 6% annually, according to the National Association of College Stores.
Here are some facts from the broadcast that you might find interesting: Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, on vetoing the California Dream Act, which would have allowed illegal alien college students to receive financial aid. To the Members of the California State Senate: I am returning Senate Bill 1 without my signature. At a time when segments of California public higher education, the University of California and the California State University, are raising fees on all students attending college in order to maintain the quality of education provided, it would not be prudent to place additional strain on the General Fund to accord the new benefit of providing state subsidized financial aid to students without lawful immigration status. Under existing law, undocumented students, who meet the required criteria, already qualify for the lower in-state tuition rate while attending California public colleges and universities. Therefore, I cannot sign this bill. Sincerely,
It's time to head back to school. But it's not just kids who are going back to class. Adults in their 30s and 40s are also gearing up for the academic year. If you've thought about going back to college, we'll give you the 101.