From The Los Angeles Times: Should an education at the University of California at Berkeleycost more than one at UC Santa Cruz? Should a student pay $11,000 in tuition at UC Riversidewhile his friend is billed $16,000 at UCLA? Leaders of the 10-campus University of California system are considering such questions as they grapple with state budget reductions that already have led to tuition increases, staff layoffs and cuts in class offerings. Advocates of allowing undergraduate tuition to vary by campus say consumer demand should play a bigger role in setting tuition. But opponents contend that the idea is inherently elitist and could harm the unified nature of the UC system.