“The measure, which needs a simple majority vote to pass, would increase the guaranteed funding for community colleges by altering the complex formulas that now guides state allocations to public schools.” Scott Lay, Community College League of California
“It would reduce student fees from $20 per unit to $15 per unit and require a two-thirds vote of the Legislature to raise fees. The fact is, California has the lowest community college fees in the country and financially struggling students are eligible for fee waivers and federal Pell Grants. Certainly when the Legislature raised fees form $11 to $18 to $26 per unit between 2003 and 2005, it had an impact on enrollment. But last years fees dropped to $20 per unit and students are responding. ”
“Proposition 92 would lock in yet another spending formula, giving the CCC system a constitutional guarantee of funds - while adding no sources of revenue to pay for the additional spending.”
MSJC enrollments were up +10% for 2006/07 with the $20 per unit fee.Â In 2003 the district cut class sections undercap and before the state implemented the $26 per unit fee.Â Reduction of class sections lowers access and negatively impacts enrollments.