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Years ago, choosing a state school was financially easier and more rational than attending a small, private university. Recently, however, the “typical” affordable college has shifted from public to private schools since the Cal State and UC systems have been devastated by financial woes.
If incoming freshmen back in fall 2007 knew that tuition would increase by more than $4,000 once they became seniors, it is likely some would have thought twice before taking the Leo plunge.
The Associated Students of the University of La Verne addressed constituents’ concerns about food service offerings, tuition increases and how student fees are spent at a student-run forum.
“Go to college” is what every student in America hears growing up. But with 9.7 percent of the U.S. population unemployed, more and more students are hearing “Go to college, and find a way to pay for it.”
Amid the rising costs of a private college education in this awful economic climate, we Leopards have it pretty darn good.