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SCHOOL DELAYS
Kevin de Leon
Budget standoff leaves California college hopefuls in limbo

University of California admissions officers are sifting through a record number of applications, but they have no idea how many new students they can enroll. The uncertainty stems from the very public clash between university President Janet Napolitano and Gov. Jerry Brown over the state's role in underwriting the cost of a UC education for qualified Californians. Arguing that Sacramento has failed to fulfill its fiscal obligations, Napolitano plans to raise tuition 5 percent this fall and expand undergraduate enrollment by 3,000 — one-third of the slots for Californians and two-thirds for students from abroad and out-of-state. The governor, for his part, is threatening to...

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