UCSB ALUMNI ASSOCIATION via Crowdrise
November 26, 2011
BENEFITING: UCSB ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
EVENT DATE: Apr 28, 2012
A few decades ago the state budget allocated over 42% of funding to the University of California. Currently, only a meager 18% of the budget is directed toward the ten UC campuses. This has caused student tuition to skyrocket with the estimated cost of attendance for the 2011-12 academic year up to over $32,000*.
As the cost of a UC education continues to climb, families of UCSB students are facing increasing costs for basic necessities, dwindling savings accounts and investment resources, and decreasing opportunities for securing student loans. Last year, over 2,000 UCSB students who qualified for financial aid received no scholarship help!
*Undergraduate student that lives in on-campus housing.