Harvard College is now thousands of dollars cheaper than Cal State East Bay for middle-income California students. So is Princeton. And Williams College. And Yale. Top private schools, with their generous aid, have been among the most affordable options for poor students for a few years, but rising tuition has only recently sent California State University and University of California prices shooting past the Harvards and Yales for middle-class students.
California and the UC regents seem hellbent on mismanaging their once-crown-jewel into the ground. This bodes terribly for the state’s future.
more anecdote for why we shouldn’t mind rising tuition costs as long as financial aid rises accordingly. <3 price discrimination, etc etc