The governor signs a bill authorizing the community college to test two-tiered pricing.
Long Beach City College will become the first community college in California to charge nearly $500 more for some high-demand classes under a two-tiered tuition plan signed into law Thursday.
The five-year pilot project will allow Long Beach community college officials to offer certain three-unit classes for a planned $627 during summer and winter. The same courses will continue to cost $138 during fall and spring – or $489 less.
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“It defeats one of the main purposes for going to a junior college,” said Fullerton College student Don Lundy, 32, a student trustee for the North Orange County Community College District. “If students were going to pay that much money for a class, they would go to a Cal State or UC.”….