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NATE!
11-20-2009, 12:49 AM
I'm not sure, but I can tell you who isn't....

http://www.breitbart.tv/raw-footage-32-inflation-in-ucla-tuition-causes-riots/

Kurt Russell Crowe
11-20-2009, 01:06 AM
whoa

the last ronin
11-20-2009, 05:09 AM
Good, i'd do the same. Fuck UCLA.

Ultimate Lurker
11-20-2009, 05:10 AM
Yikes.

Kirblar
11-20-2009, 05:12 AM
They pretty much have their parents and grandparents to blame for this one.

cPol
11-20-2009, 05:20 AM
You know what? Let the rioters in. And then when they trash the place, increase the tution and state publically that you had to increase it to raise funds to repair the damage done by them.

NATE!
11-20-2009, 05:33 AM
They pretty much have their parents and grandparents to blame for this one.

I don't follow. Elaborate?

Kirblar
11-20-2009, 05:45 AM
I don't follow. Elaborate?
As (I think) George Will put it, this is what happens when you tax like libertarians and spend like socialists. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_Proposition_13_(1978))

NATE!
11-20-2009, 05:47 AM
As (I think) George Will put it, this is what happens when you tax like libertarians and spend like socialists. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_Proposition_13_(1978))

So, this is primarily UCLA reacting to the horrendous deficit the state is now in, then?

ArttyG12
11-20-2009, 05:50 AM
I haven't followed this at all, but wouldn't that still be dirt cheap for a college education? And wouldn't they still be providing need-based financial aid?

Kirblar
11-20-2009, 05:54 AM
So, this is primarily UCLA reacting to the horrendous deficit the state is now in, then?
Correct.

NATE!
11-20-2009, 06:03 AM
Correct.

UCLA's a publicly funded school, right? From this link, I can't really tell.....

http://newsroom.ucla.edu/portal/ucla/budgetmythsintro.aspx

I'm just trying to figure out if this came as a result of property taxes being levied, or if it was mandated by a higher government office.

shoelaceless
11-20-2009, 06:09 AM
I'll be enjoying the 32% hike at UC Berkeley.

tstrapac
11-20-2009, 06:14 AM
I love the "Who's school? Our school" chant.

What a crock. In America schooling is huge business. I don't own the restaurant I go to.

These kids should shut the hell up and go to a school that isn't so expensive. I know maybe 1 kid who went to UCLA, you know why? It's too expensive for the average kid in my town.

It's called community college. I see this as nothing more than the housing crisis, I got in way over my head and went to a college I cannot afford.

Ultimate Lurker
11-20-2009, 06:15 AM
Interesting that there is practically no difference between the instate and out of state tuition rates. Maybe that's part of the issue.

shoelaceless
11-20-2009, 06:24 AM
Interesting that there is practically no difference between the instate and out of state tuition rates. Maybe that's part of the issue.

I'm pretty sure that's not the case. (http://www.admissions.ucla.edu/prospect/budget.htm)

Generic Poster
11-20-2009, 06:27 AM
I haven't followed this at all, but wouldn't that still be dirt cheap for a college education? And wouldn't they still be providing need-based financial aid?

Yes and yes.

RickLM
11-20-2009, 07:03 AM
UCLA's a publicly funded school, right? From this link, I can't really tell.....

http://newsroom.ucla.edu/portal/ucla/budgetmythsintro.aspx

I'm just trying to figure out if this came as a result of property taxes being levied, or if it was mandated by a higher government office.



Schools like UCLA used to get something like 75% of their budget from the state (back when California kids could attend almost for free), and today it's around 13%. So it's "public" in name only. They depend on tuition and fees and donations almost as much as a private college.

Ultimate Lurker
11-20-2009, 07:39 AM
I'm pretty sure that's not the case. (http://www.admissions.ucla.edu/prospect/budget.htm)

Whoops, I just looked at the University Fees.

Doc Randy
11-20-2009, 08:45 AM
Just another example of how our nation as a whole has been shortchanging education. When our international competitors are investing more and more money into schools and higher education knowing that it is an investment in the future, our nation is cutting back.

I don't blame UCLA or the UC schools. I blame the shortsightedness of our leaders and our idiotic public.

This nation is so completely fucked.

batmanbooyah
11-20-2009, 08:58 AM
when i was at UCI, i graduated in 2003. tuition was 4k a year.

when i graduated from a private high school in 1998 (yes i was in college 5 yeas suck my dick) it was 6500 a year.

college was cheap as fuck compared to high school! HAH!

how much is tuition now at uc schools anyways? they were a bargain at about 4k a year.

Dan-C
11-20-2009, 09:17 AM
As (I think) George Will put it, this is what happens when you tax like libertarians and spend like socialists. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_Proposition_13_(1978))

When houses that cost about $200,00 outside of California regularly cost nearly $1million or more in CA (at least in LA, SF, and SD) a 1% property tax is a nice thing to have.

California's financial woes are far from just Prop 13's fault.

Supreme Convoy
11-20-2009, 09:21 AM
Yeah, it's pretty insane.

I'm glad I graduated a few years ago. My college tuition was a steal back then!

GrandeMaestro F√ľnke
11-20-2009, 09:34 AM
I realize that the hike is pretty high, but the UCs would still be pretty cheap compared to other good colleges. My tuition is much higher (granted a lot of it is covered by the school).

Dan-C
11-20-2009, 09:46 AM
I realize that the hike is pretty high, but the UCs would still be pretty cheap compared to other good colleges. My tuition is much higher (granted a lot of it is covered by the school).

yeah, I paid more (or about the same) going out of state to Arizona State.