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

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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.

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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