Sunday, September 23, 2007

Fees Are Going UP: Thru The ROOF

DAVIS, Calif. -- The University of California Board of Regents approved a three-year plan Thursday for major fee increases at 34 professional schools that would push the cost of some law and business schools to $40,000 a year by 2010.

The increases will take effect next year and range from about 7% at most of the schools to a high of 15% at UC Berkeley's law and business schools. The board voted to enact similar raises in the following two years but agreed that it would ratify them separately each year.
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Under the regents' plan, fees would go up roughly 7% each year at 24 professional schools, including UCLA's medical and dental schools, and the UC Irvine and UC San Diego medical schools. UC Riverside's medical school, once it opens in 2012, would have more modest increases starting at 4.3%.

At UCLA, annual fees at the law school would rise to $39,727 by 2010, an increase of 47% over this year; and the fees at the business school would increase to $39,965, a hike of 41%.

Full story: LA Times

So much for keeping the California Promise and upholding the Master Plan. If it wasn't already, higher education in the UC will definitely become more privilege than right status in the coming years. I can see this helping with their alleged "minority" recruitment programs, can't you?

1 comment:

Muslim said...

I am reading the Book by Dr. Jeff Lang "Even Angels Ask". I am an immjgrant from a Muslim family in Asia. I just pray to Allah subhanahuwaTa'ala to give Jannah to Prof. Lang. He is trying honestly to make us all understand the true meaning of and the usefulness of Islam/Qur'an in our everyday life. I was exposed to Bhuddism and Christianity in my school but the moment I read the Qur'an at home (the English translation by Yusuf Ali- may Allah forgive his sins and grant him Jannah)I knew this is very useful for my peace of mind and intellect. I was a student of scienece then but now everything interst me, especially social issues without which science is just a profit making tool.
I happened upon your blog while searching for copies of Dr. Jeff Lang's books to distribute to new converts at our Masjid who feel isolated and alone even in the year 2008 like Dr. Jeff felt so, long ago. We do have Muslim children in the US who feel isolated from the larger Muslim and the minority Muslim immigrants who are largely poor in the US due to discrimination which has lead to loss of jobs, job dissatisfaction, social isolation, feelings of loss of spiritual life, and loss of finanacial opportunity resulting in poverty and ending in welfare.
The few Muslims who have the time (due to various reasons- which I will not elaborate here and neither should anyone for the safety and prevention of abuse of those few in the US and the West) MUST commit few hours to Social Justice (SJ)for Muslim families, children and educate the lost/desperate muslim fathers in the western culture.
Jazakallahu Khairan.