Differential Fee for Bachelors Degree Holders

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Pending the adoption or rejection of various CPRrecommendations.

Whereas, California Community College fees have increased 64%, from $11 to $18 per unit, and there is a proposal to raise them another 44% to $26 per unit, percentage increases far in excess of those proposed for the California State University (CSU) and University of California (UC) systems;

Whereas, The Governor's budget proposal for California Community Colleges includes provision for holders of bachelor's degree to pay $50 per unit, despite the fact that many California community colleges with large enrollments of BS/BA degree holders suffered are duction in growth when the last bachelor's degree differential fee was implemented; and

Whereas, Companies are presently downsizing and many BS/BA degree holders must be retrained at the community colleges in order to re-enter the workforce;

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges strongly recommend to the Legislature and the Governor that they impose no differential fee for those students holding bachelor's degrees who attend the California community colleges.