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College doesn't come cheap: tuition hikes proposed for UC students

by The Madeleine Brand Show

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Students at UC Berkeley carry signs as they march through campus during a big protests against funding cuts and tuition increases March 4, 2010 in Berkeley, California. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Fees may be going up again for UC students. University of California president Mark Yudof is proposing an 8% fee hike, to take effect next year. That works out to an increase of just over $800, bringing the annual charge for tuition and fees to more than $12,000.

The cost of a higher education continues to rise in other places as well, at a rate that far outstrips measures of inflation, such as the Consumer Price Index.

This potential rise will come after a 32 percent fee hike the year before.

Are you a UC student? How will fee hikes affect your education and debt load? Are you waiting longer to start college or to transfer?

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