by Brian Addison
Long Beach City College (LBCC) has announced that two winter sessions will be offered to students shortly after its Board voted to partake in a controversial two-tier fee system for intersession courses.
Earlier this year, Governor Brown signed into law AB995 or the Community Colleges Intersession Extension Program (CCIEP), which was authored by Santa Barbara Assemblymember Das Williams. This program permits community colleges to create extended intercessions that charge non-resident tuition for courses offered during non-normal semesters, amounting to over four times the cost of what a residential student would typically pay for the course during these winter or summer sessions.
The two sessions—one traditional, the other called “extended”—are to increase access, according to LBCC Superintendent-President Eloy Ortiz Oakley.
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