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December 10, 2010 | By Henry Chu, Los Angeles Times
In the biggest test so far of Britain's coalition government, a divided Parliament voted Thursday to nearly triple the amount that universities can charge for tuition, despite the wrath of thousands of student protesters who organized marches and sit-ins across the country. Demonstrations outside the Houses of Parliament turned violent as lawmakers debated the measure for several hours. Protesters attacked government buildings and hurled flares and billiard balls at police officers in riot gear and on horseback.
In a decision that put California's public colleges out of reach for most illegal immigrant students, a Los Angeles appellate court has ruled that the California State University system must charge out-of-state tuition to students who are California residents but are in the United States illegally.
January 2, 1987
The Department of Education released a proposal to increase dramatically a new and controversial student financial aid program that does not subsidize interest rates and links repayment schedules to a student's earnings after college. If approved by Congress, the program of "income-contingent loans" would grow from a $5-million pilot project during the 1987-88 school year to $600 million in 1988-89.
June 25, 2012 | By Anthony York, Los Angeles Times
SACRAMENTO - California's public universities could lose out on an extra $125 million in state funds if they hike tuition in the fall under a budget agreement that legislative leaders have reached with Gov. Jerry Brown. Lawmakers and the governor have no authority over tuition. The deal represents a bold attempt to use the state budget in their ongoing effort to force the University of California and California State University systems to keep the price of higher education in check.
November 21, 2011
A bridge too far Re "Crossing into history," Nov. 18 Whether it's landmark buildings, mass-transit systems or entire communities, our city is fraught with "new symbols of Los Angeles" that were built upon a history too eagerly bulldozed and buried by those who salivate over symbols of progress while completely disrespecting our past. And here we go again with people ready to demolish and sacrifice the historic and cherished 6th Street Bridge in the name of some sort of "forward looking" symbol.
January 18, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
The board that governs the State University of New York system proposed a 41% tuition increase as the state faces a budget deficit of up to $2.5 billion. The proposal would raise annual tuition for in-state undergraduates by $1,400 to $4,800. About 161,500 full- and part-time undergraduates study at SUNY's 34 campuses.
February 11, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
George Washington University, already the most expensive major university in the U.S., became the first to raise tuition, fees and other mandatory costs beyond $50,000 a year. George Washington trustees set tuition for students enrolling in September at $39,210, an increase of 3.8%, the school said in a statement. Mandatory fees including housing will push that cost to $50,660.
March 4, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
A Southern California congressman who roiled higher education officials by introducing a bill that would impose financial penalties on colleges that imposed big tuition increases offered to withdraw the controversial provision. Rep. Howard P.
March 12, 1987 | From Reuters
Hundreds of Israeli university students clashed with police outside the Finance Ministry on Wednesday in a protest over tuition fees. Seven students were detained and one was injured. Israeli students, who pay tuition of $1,300, want the charges cut to $800. The Treasury wants an increase to $1,400, and the universities are asking for at least $2,200.
July 4, 1993 | MARESA ARCHER
Julia and Danielle Delgado, the Santa Ana twins who had to work their way through high school, now have their tuition to Mater Dei High School paid in full, plus a small college fund started.
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