Re: Big West - 2010 News
It seems that mathematically, the tuition increases will result in a decrease in the number of scholarship equivalents at all the public schools, even if the absolute dollars stays the same. In my recent alumni newsletter from Cal, the projected total cost for in-state tuition, including books and incidentals (which I believe is the same figure used to establish a full time scholarship equivalent) is somewhere north of $28,000 for 2010-11, compared to a bit over $23,000 for 2009-10. This works out to a loss of about 1.5 fse's if the absolute dollars remains the same out of 8 scholarships. With any reduction in dollars, we could see a lot of schools experience a drop of 2 scholarships. Tough times with no easy choices or solutions.