UC Tuition Increase Avoided for Californians Until 2017
The widely-contested annual 5 percent UC tuition hike will not go into effect until the 2017-18 school year for resident students as a part of Gov. Jerry Brown’s revised budget, released on May 14. The “May Revise” budget prioritizes public education funding, with the UC…
UC Postpones Tuition Increase Until Fall 2015
As a “good faith gesture,” UC President Janet Napolitano announced that the previously approved tuition increase — set at up to 5 percent for each of the next five years — will not affect the upcoming summer quarter. “It is our conviction that all parties…
A New Authority on the Decisions That Matter
Sen. Ricardo Lara recently proposed a constitutional amendment that aims to give the California Legislature unparalleled control over the UC system, putting the UCs under the same laws and oversight as California state universities and community colleges. A similar bill was proposed in 2009 and…
Protesters Continue Demonstrations Against Tuition Hike
Nearly 250 students participated in a walk-out and march, from Quarry Plaza to Kerr Hall’s roof, on Dec. 8 against the tuition increase. Students throughout the UC system have taken action against the approved five-year plan to increase tuition by up to 5 percent each…
Students Occupy Humanities in Protest of Tuition Hike
Two UC Santa Cruz police officers notified students occupying Humanities 2 that they were in violation of university policy and California law. The officers notified the students, who have occupied the building for six days now, that continued occupation could lead to disciplinary action, including arrest. UCSC students have occupied the Humanities 2 building in response to the most recent tuition increase plan, opting to remain in the building until the plan passed by the UC Regents on Nov. 20 is revoked.
UC Regents Committee Approves Tuition Increase Despite Protests
The UC Regents Committee on Long Range Planning voted 7-2 on Wednesday in favor of UC President Janet Napolitano’s plan to increase tuition. The decision met opposition by Gov. Jerry Brown and student Regent Sadia Saifuddin, as well as hundreds of protesters outside of…
Students Rally Against Proposed Tuition Hike
About 200 students gathered in Quarry Plaza Tuesday afternoon to rally against UC President Janet Napolitano’s proposed plan to increase tuition by up to 5 percent over each of the next five years, if state funding continues at expected levels. The rally comes in preparation for Wednesday and Thursday’s UC Regents meeting, when the tuition hike will be voted on.
Failing the First Priority
The UC system is reaching out to students with a handshake, but its so-called deal could cost students up to an additional $3,372 in tuition over the next five years.
Regents To Vote on Tuition Increase on Nov. 19-20
University of California President Janet Napolitano will propose a five-year plan to increase tuition by up to 5 percent each year. The proposal will be voted on during the UC Regent meetings on Nov. 19-20.
See it for Yourself: In-State Versus Out-Of-State Admission Rates
University of California and California State University campuses’ “core funds” are directly derived from California property tax and a state revenue that has been witnessing all-time lows since 2008. The admission rate of out-of-state students has risen over the years, with non-resident tuition more than $9,000 more than that of California residents.