Hard to believe, but a study found one in 10 California State University students is homeless and one in five doesn’t have steady access to enough food --- yet students pay thousands of dollars in annual tuition fees, observed Grumpy Editor.
The study --- not widely reported --- was conducted by the CSU system, largest public university system in the country, with 460,000 students at 23 campuses.
University officials said students aren't required to report unstable housing conditions and many don't seek help “because of the shame associated with homelessness.”
So the homelessness figure could be higher.
CSU undergraduates pay the systemwide tuition fee of $5,472 per academic year for enrolling in more than six units per term and $3,174 for enrolling in six or fewer units.
Students enrolling in graduate programs and other post baccalaureate students pay a tuition fee of $6,738 for more than six units and $3,906 for six or fewer units.
In addition, students at each campus face mandatory fees, varying by location.
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A half century on TV.
KTRK-TV news anchor Dave Ward was honored last week as the person with the longest career as a television news broadcaster.
He started at the Houston station Nov. 6, 1966.