For those of you considering UCLA, UCI, Berkeley, etc...are you considered at all about the potential fee increases at the UCs?
Fees went up mid year in 2009 and are likely to go up and up until California comes out of the recession. Fees for UCLA will be either 12k or 17k next year (a pretty big difference) based on a new Professional Fee that was approved by the UC regents in November. http://www.publicaffairs.ucla.edu/co...ition-and-fees The regents are meeting next week to discuss the current limitation on fees to be comparable to other public universities. They want to remove the "public" from the language, meaning UC professional programs could begin charging as much as comparable private universities. http://articles.sfgate.com/2010-03-1...public-schools
I am waiting to see the decision and understand the implications of this meeting before making my final decision to go to UCLA. Until UCLA raises fees as high as private schools, it's still the least expensive choice in my situation, but I wouldn't want that to happen.
Is anyone else thinking about this or have any thoughts to add?