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News: Superintendent/President Says "NO" to AB955

September 18, 2013 - Pasadena City College Superientendent-President, Dr. Mark Rocha, reaffirmed the position of the college on AB955.   

Dr. Rocha, in his weekly message to PCC faculty and staff members unequivocally stated, “two-tier tuition will not happen at PCC under any circumstances”.  While AB955 is on the desk of Governor Jerry Brown, Rocha reiterated that the “consistent and long time position of the administration as well as the Board of Trustees has been in opposition to AB955”. 

AB955 is the so-called two-tier tuition bill passed by the California Assembly that would allow community colleges to charge all students out-of-state tuition during summer and winter sessions regardless of residency.  The bill would allow community colleges to raise tuition from $46 per unit to approximately $200 per unit.  Assemblymember Das Williams, D-Santa Barbara, authored the bill.

Release Date: 09/18/2013
Contact: Valerie Wardlaw , Interim Director, Public Relations
Phone: (626) 585-7468

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