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Friday, April 12, 2024

Letter to the Editor: Summer Session fees

The May 1 editorial on Summer Sessions costs is a serious reminder of the pressure students face with significantly rising tuition and fees. These are difficult times and, as we look for ways to continue offering a quality education with an ever-increasing budget gap, we commiserate with you.

Unfortunately, UC, CSU and community college fees will likely continue to rise as the state’s budget deficit does not appear to be reversing direction.  Under this uncertain future, students may view Summer Session as a hedge against future higher tuitions and fees.

Summer Sessions is developing strategies to offer more seats in the courses students need. We are collaborating with academic departments to increase the number of courses and raise enrollment caps for high demand courses. We are working with Academic Technology Services toward offering at least one or two full lecture capture courses this summer, and hope to offer online and hybrid courses in the summer of 2013.

Summer Sessions may play a minimal role in the education of many UC Davis students, but it can be a valuable tool to those who want to leverage their time here.

Mary P. Wall
Director, UC Davis Summer Sessions

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