ERIC Number: ED214598
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Analysis of Tuition and Fees.
California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.
A study was conducted by the Chancellor's Office of the California Community Colleges (CCC) to examine the consequences of existing fee policies and the likely impact of possible changes in the fee structures. The study simulated the consequences of three different fee proposals for the CCC system: an annual fee increase of $50 ($30 for those taking less than six units); an annual increase of $60 ($40 for those taking less than six units); and an annual fee increase or tuition of $4 per unit. Major findings, based on research and simulation modeling and a review of existing studies, included the following: (1) an increase in fees or tuition would result in a proportionately greater loss of enrollment in the CCC system than in the State University (CSU) or University of California (UC) system, which were also proposing fee increases; (2) the greatest enrollment losses would be among self-supporting and low-income students; (3) increased fees or tuition would only be partially offset by student financial aid; and (4) proposed fee increases by the CSU and UC systems would be likely to affect CCC enrollments, though the result would probably be less than a 1% enrollment increase in the CCC system. The bulk of the report consists of appendices providing an analysis of price elasticity of demand for CCC enrollment; an enrollment/price simulation model; fee structures for 1976-1981; a national comparison of fees and enrollment; an analysis of the distributional impact of CCC education (i.e., who pays and who benefits); and a fee increase simulation. (HB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.
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