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ERIC Number: ED561200
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Nov
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Higher Education in California: Student Costs
Jackson, Jacob
Public Policy Institute of California
Increases in tuition across California's public four-year universities have heightened concerns about the affordability of a college education, especially for those with the lowest incomes. In-state full tuition at the University of California (UC) and California State University (CSU) has risen more dramatically than at other public universities in other states over the past decade. During this same period, the federal, state, and institutional grant and scholarship programs that help make college affordable for students from lower- and middle-income families expanded. This helped lower-income families keep up with rising tuition, but the full price of college beyond tuition can still be a relatively large share of their income. Given the importance of higher education to California's economic future, policymakers at the federal, state, and institutional levels need to make a continuing commitment to keep college affordable for students from low- and middle-income families. Also, given current tuition levels, it is more important than ever for the state to ensure that all students fill out financial aid forms and can easily access tools that can help them understand the financial aid packages they are offered. [For the companion report, "Higher Education in California: Institutional Costs," see ED561201. For the companion report, "Higher Education in California: Performance Budgeting," see ED561202.]
Public Policy Institute of California. 500 Washington Street Suite 800, San Francisco, CA 94111. Tel: 415-291-4400; Fax: 415-291-4401; Web site: http://www.ppic.org
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Donald Bren Foundation; California Postsecondary Education Commission Foundation
Authoring Institution: Public Policy Institute of California
Identifiers - Location: California