States only have limited funds to work with, even as many lawmakers say they want college to be more affordable and states aim to increase the share of residents who hold a postsecondary degree or certificate.
The University of Alaska Board of Regents on Friday voted 8-2 in favor of a 5 percent tuition increase, in an effort to gain ground on the University’s budget shortfall.
Driven by higher tuition fees and tighter state funds, America’s public colleges now get more money from their students than from all state sources.
Students in the University of California system staged walkouts on campuses throughout the state Monday, in response to proposed tuition hikes at their schools.
Following three years of a tuition freeze, the University of California system is considering a major hike.