Charts: The cost of higher education

After narrowly escaping tuition hikes with the passage of Proposition 30 Tuesday, the UC Board of Regents will consider tuition increases for 61 professional degree programs at its meeting next week. Graduate students across the UC could see increases of up to 35 percent. If the Regents approve the tuition
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Open source textbook bill passes state Legislature

A set of bills that would create an online library of free electronic textbooks was passed by the state Legislature last week — an effort aimed at alleviating the burden of rising textbook prices for students at California’s public postsecondary institutions.
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Rising costs of textbooks prove to be concerning

Rising textbook costs have become an increasing financial concern for students, leaving many to look for ways to alleviate the costs by renting textbooks and advocating for digital textbooks. “The issue is that the average student spends around $900 a year on textbooks,” Lucas Zucker, a UC Berkeley senior and
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A cornerstone for success

HIGHER EDUCATION: An open source textbook library that would be available to students free of charge is a promising step toward the future.

When protesters chant, “No cuts, no fees. Education should be free,” they aren’t necessarily talking about the books students read for their classes. But the very real prospect of a freely available, open source textbook library in California inches public colleges in the state closer to that goal. Two bills
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