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Students walk to class at UC Berkeley (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

ConsumerWatch: Bay Area Firm Offers College Admission Help, For A Price

While college is already expensive, businesses such as Think Tank Learning are among many in a booming industry of coaches and counselors that offer help with the admission process.


California State Capitol in Sacramento (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

California Tax Revenue Falls, Boosting Chance Of More Cuts

California tax revenue fell nearly $539 million below projections last month, pushing the state closer to automatic, mid-year budget cuts to schools, universities and social services.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–08/09/2011

State Budget Delay Creates Trouble for Colleges

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) _ As California enters its ninth week without a budget, state higher education leaders said Friday the delay is creating financial problems and uncertainty for public colleges and universities.