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Community colleges aren’t the bargain they used to be

Classes were cheaper when Merced College students enrolled for their summer courses, but now they have to pay a higher bill for this fall.  According to the Merced Sun-Star, when registration opened in April, fees for the statewide two-year college system were set at $20 a unit. After an extended debate over the state budget, fees were bumped to $26 a unit on July 28, when Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed a final budget into law.

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