ERIC Number: ED231442
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Tuition: Potential Impact on the San Diego Community College District.
Neault, Lynn Ceresino
A study was conducted in the San Diego Community College District (SDCCD) to examine the potential effects upon student attendance of a proposed imposition of tuition fees for California community college students. The study investigated student plans to attend one of the SDCCD's community colleges in the event of tuition of $50 or $100 per semester being charged, student preferences for tuition charges as opposed to restriction of course offerings or student enrollments, and student needs for financial aid in the event of tuition charges being imposed. Questionnaires were sent to 3,000 randomly selected, current SDCCD students; and responses were received from 538 students. Study findings revealed: (1) respondents appeared willing to pay a $50 tuition fee, but to oppose a fee of $100 per semester; (2) respondents showed a slight preference for a $50 fee, rather than a limitation of courses or enrollments, but a substantial preference for limiting courses and/or enrollments over paying a $100 fee; and (3) respondents indicating that they would or would probably attend the SDCCD the following semester disagreed with the statement that a $50 fee would require them to apply for financial aid, but leaned more toward agreement with the statement that a $100 fee would require financial aid. The study report includes a demographic profile of the SDCCD, a literature review, results broken down by student demographic groups, and appendices containing the survey instrument, detailed findings, and respondents' comments. (HB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: San Diego Community Coll. District, CA. Research Office.