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Fee hike becomes reality for Los Rios students

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City College students will go from paying $26 a unit to $36 a unit beginning fall 2011.

Gov. Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 70 on March 24. The new bill will increase per unit fees at community colleges throughout the state by $10.

The Los Rios Community College District has long anticipated the $10 fee hike and has made preparations to inform students. The weekend following the signing of the bill, City College’s Admissions and Records office notified students by email of the upcoming fee increase.

“We are now working to make sure everyone is aware of the increase,” Susie Williams, LRCCD associate vice chancellor of Communications and Research said. “Because our students register simultaneously for summer and fall sessions, it’s important to let them know that enrollment fees for summer remain at $26 per unit.”

In response to the fee hikes, the district is advising students to utilize the Federal Application for Student Aid and to apply for the Board of Governor’s Fee Waiver , which is funded by the state.

Low-income students will not necessarily experience the full blow of the fee hikes because their fees may be excused if they qualify for the BOG fee waiver. According to Williams, middle-income households would be most affected by the fee increase.
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“The students I am most concerned about are those who just miss qualifying for the BOG Fee Waiver,” Williams said

Williams said that students have a better chance of qualifying for the BOG waiver if they complete a FAFSA, which allows for slightly higher income levels to qualify for aid.

The California Community College Chancellor’s Office reports on its website that nearly 60 percent of student in the Los Rios district receive a BOG waiver.

Despite an increase in fees, community colleges will not benefit directly from the money received, according to Williams.

“Enrollment fees have always gone directly into the state’s general fund and not back to community colleges,” Williams said. “The state can use the fee revenue in any way it wishes.”

Currently the state faces a $26.6 billion deficit. The money raised from increasing student fees will go to aid the state’s fiscal crisis, according to the Senate bill.

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