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UC and CSU Fee Hikes Force Students to Seek Alternatives

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As tuition fees are set to increase significantly at UC and CSU campuses next fall, students are cutting back to part-time status, enrolling in less-costly community colleges or quitting school altogether, according to the LA Times.

A review of student dropout rates at UC schools was prompted after officials heard that students were dropping out of school or interrupting their studies because of fee hikes. The study found that on average, 2% to 3% of UC students interrupted their studies and 5% did not return for the following year after summer break.