Public colleges bring in out-of-state students to replace state money

Tuition has more than doubled since Alicia Nichols, a California resident, started as a San Diego State University undergraduate in 2006. But it’s not the 9 percent tuition increase scheduled for the 2012-13 school year or a possible mid-year tuition hike that have her outraged, the Huffington Post reports. Like many college students in California, Nichols is worried there will soon be fewer open slots at public universities for a certain kind of student — California residents. The California State University system, which includes SDSU, enacted an admissions freeze for 2013 spring semester, something it has only done once before, in 2010. Michael Uhlenkamp, a spokesperson for Cal State, told The Huffington Post the idea is to “reduce enrollment to match the available level of funding.” But students recently found out there’s an exemption for students who aren’t from California, if graduate programs on campus have the capacity to seat them…

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