The College Buzz: California tuition increases, decreases, and scandals

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Oh, California… Where should we start? While some are proposing to waive college tuition, others are trying to sell the public on the benefits of raising college tuition to help future students.

Then, on the other side of the spectrum, the wealthy are bribing school officials to get their unqualified and undeserving children into college.

Are you confused yet? Keep reading to see what California has been up to this week.

UC proposes annual tuition increases over five years to boost predictability, financial aid

Great news! In about 6 years, The University of California will be able to provide more financial aid for its students. But there’s a catch! For future students to be able to receive this wonderful gift, tuition will be rising by almost 3-4.5%! WHATTT?!?!!!!

Would you be on board to pay more now so future students would have less of a financial burden?

Free tuition at California public colleges helped the state prosper. There’s no reason it can’t again

In the ’70s and ’80s, California offered free tuition to students who transferred to University from community colleges. They believed that by doing this, they were able to create a more educated workforce that was able to contribute more to the state. Now, with tuition at an all-time high, many college hopeful students are passing on a college education and attempting to enter the workforce without. 

California (in addition to wanting to raise tuition, per the article above) is also proposing to again offer free tuition to those who attend community college first and want to transfer to a state college.

California mother charged in college admissions bribery case to plead guilty

Alright, we’ve all heard about Aunt Becky (AKA Lori Laughlin) and Felicity Huffman’s involvement in the college bribery scandal. 

But it’s not only the famous who are involved in the bribery and deceitful college admission practice. It’s nice to see that money can’t buy a “not guilty” verdict, and that those that have loopholed the system will have to pay for it. For the education, they stole from other, more deserving students.