Why College Costs So Much Now, And Could Cost More

Feb 14, 2018

Enrollment is at record levels in the California State University system, which includes Humboldt State.  But CSU is considering raising tuition for the next academic year, as is the University of California. 

UC trustees recently put off a decision until May, in the hope that the governor and legislature will deliver more money and make higher tuition unnecessary. 

Meanwhile, the University of Oregon is considering a 3% tuition hike for next school year.

We delve into the cost of higher education and the ability (or not) of students to pay it, with several guests. 

Dr. Lucie Lapovsky is an economist who focuses on higher education; Dr. Richard Fossey is an expert on the student debt crisis.  And Maxwell Lubin represents Rise, a movement to make college tuition free. 

Our guests discuss costs, benefits, and completely new ways of viewing the situation.