The University of California at Berkeley is sending an early holiday gift to middle-class families struggling to send their offspring to America’s top-ranked public institution of higher education.
Unveiled during a news conference, UC Berkeley’s plan will cap tuition at 15 percent of household income for families earning between $80,000 and $140,000.
The plan provides tuition caps similar to those at elite private institutions like Harvard. In the fall of 2012 it becomes the first such initiative launched at a public university.
(READ the full story in the CS Monitor)