UC Berkeley's tuition break for Californians nearly erased

Feb 15, 2016 12:39 PM by News Staff

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) - A report says tuition and mandatory fees have more than doubled for California residents at the prestigious University of California, Berkeley's law and business schools since fall 2005.

A San Francisco Chronicle analysis of 10 years of tuition and fee data published Sunday also found the enrollment of residents at UC Berkeley's Law School and Haas School of Business has fallen sharply over the last decade, while out-of-state enrollment has sharply increased.

Many say the university is wrong to charge Californians nearly as much as out-of-state students because residents pay taxes that support the UC system.

But Berkeley Law and Haas officials say California's cut in support for UC gave them no choice but to eliminate most of the price break as they seek to maintain quality.

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