With California’s unemployment rate over 10%, how can Californians afford tuition which is still rising MUCH faster than inflation? We will probably see what is happening in New York, UC students will choose the State University system to save money. Private colleges, such as St. Mary’s College of California, have an opportunity to gain (St. Mary’s of CA is only raising their tuition by 2%). The last will be more students attending California’s Community Colleges for two years to save money.
Facing a significant budget shortfall, the University of California plans to increase tuition at its 10 campuses by nearly 10 percent by July, in time for the summer session.