Saturday, January 24, 2015

Poor students hit by California budget row - Sarah Mishkin, Financial Times

More than 200,000 students attend the state-backed University of California, among the US’ largest by enrolment. But the state-subsidised system — which enables many lower income students to attend college without racking up punitive student loans — is under threat, and not just in California. Across the US, tuition fees are rising as colleges feel the pressure of funding cutbacks. But California’s Jerry Brown is leading a high-profile fight against the tuition increases, raising hopes that other states may take a lead from California, seen as a bellwether state.

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