Proposed budget to curb fee hike Undergraduates could save $492 next year By: Keli Senkevich
Issue date: 1/4/06 Section: Campus News
At UC Davis, Lobby Corps Director Michael Caporusso said the organization plans to host an event educating students on the effects of student fee buybacks. The forum will include members from the state government, he added.
"It's more complicated than at first glance," Caporusso said regarding the budget and effects of buybacks
UC's students rally to protest higher fees
By Nancy Su DAILY BRUIN REPORTER [email protected]
UC Davis student Michael Caporusso told the regents that students from middle-income families, some of whom work minimum-wage jobs and often do not qualify for financial aid, will have to work an additional 73 hours per year to pay fees.
"Students are going to be more focused at just making ends meet than ... on their grades," he said.
Mr. Michael Caporusso, a lobby director at the Davis campus, commented on what effects the fee increases that were approved for 2006-07 would have on middle- income students who do not qualify for financial aid. He has calculated that a UC student working at minimum wage would need to work 73 additional hours per year in order to afford the new fees.