No Fee Hike Next Year
|With the state bringing in more money than expected in the current fiscal year, Schwarzenegger has back tracked on the decision to raise undergraduate fees at UC and CSU campuses by 8 percent.|
The details, like the rest of the budget, will be revealed on January 10th. According to the Chronicle, "The governor's budget, however, will provide $141.3 million to the college systems to offset the money that would have been generated by the fee increases."
Keeping up his new constant criticism of the governor, State Treasurer Phil Angelides released a statement saying, "Even with today's report, Governor Schwarzenegger has driven up the average cost to students of a University of California degree by over $4000. We need to do more to help young people go to college."