US: California cuts weigh heavily on collegesThe New York Times.
The compromise to close the state's huge budget gap included cuts to state agencies of all kinds, but none were as deep as those to the state's public colleges and universities. The state's two systems were each cut by $650 million, and they each could lose $100 million more if the state's optimistic revenue expectations do not materialise. For both systems, the $650 million is roughly a 20% cut of operating money from the state.
This autumn, for the first time, the University of California will take in more money from student tuition than from state finances.
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