Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday signed a bill that will let students who entered the country illegally receive private financial aid at California’s public colleges.
The rebellion against tuition and fee hikes brewing on the board that oversees the University of California starts at the top.
Gov. Jerry Brown will get his chance to let college students who entered the country illegally receive limited financial aid, under a bill approved by the state Senate.
A California State University committee on Tuesday approved a plan to raise tuition by another 12 percent this fall to offset a deeper-than-expected cut in state funding.
It will be a longer wait for classes, higher tuition and fees for students and even the possibility of layoffs and turning some students away for community colleges across the state.
One of every seven students enrolled at the University of California this fall will be a freshman from out of state who will pay an extra $23,000 in tuition.
The U.S. Supreme Court Monday left in place a California law that allows undocumented immigrants who attended state high schools to pay in-state fees instead of higher nonresident tuition at public colleges.
University of California tuition could rise as much as 32 percent next year if Gov. Jerry Brown’s state budget plan doesn’t pan out, school administrators said Wednesday.
UC officials are struggling with California budget reductions that have already led to tuition increases, layoffs and cuts in class offerings.
College students who entered the country illegally appear closer than ever to receiving financial aid in California.