December 10, 2010 |
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.
January 19, 1995 |
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 25, 2012 |
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.
August 20, 2013 |
For many college students, the semester abroad has become a rite of passage. But while many Americans study abroad for a semester or two, it is a rarity for high schoolers to apply outside the United States for their bachelor's degree. As many California universities hope to attract foreign students, who pay higher tuition, it's worth asking whether the state's students might find some advantages in looking abroad for a university. With rising tuition and dropping acceptance rates at many colleges and universities in the state, it's high time to think outside the quad.
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 15, 2011 |
A Cal State Los Angeles student lost a round Wednesday in his legal battle to prevent a tuition increase when a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge rejected his claim that the Cal State board's recent approval of the hike was illegal. Robert W. Bates, a graduate student who is seeking a teaching credential, had sought a preliminary injunction to block the 9% increase for next fall, arguing that the university's trustees violated public meeting laws during a tumultuous Nov. 16 session that was disrupted by protesters.
January 18, 2003 |
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 |
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 |
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.