If it seems that California tuition has sky rocketed lately; it’s because it has. It has gotten so out of hand that now it’s cheaper for a California student to go to Harvard or Yale than attend a California public university.
According to the Bay Area News Group, a “family of four — married parents, a high-school senior and a 14-year-old child — making $130,000 a year,” with typical financial aid, would pay around $17,000 for tuition, room and board and other expenses if their child went to Harvard. However, if their child attended a Cal State, they would pay $24,000. Going to the University of California, Santa Cruz, would cost around $33,000; at UC Berkeley, it would be about $19,500.
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