08 November 2010

Student fees to rise 8%

In an "open letter to California," President Yudof announced today that he plans to bring to the Regents a proposal for a further 8% increase in tuition for in-state students (on top of the 32% increase last year), bringing in-state tuition to a total of $12,150. At the same time, UC would raise the ceiling on the Blue and Gold Program from $70,000 to $80,000 a year.

Nothing unexpected, I suppose. CSU had already announced similar increases, and the State's "restoration" of some of the cuts from last year does not go nearly far enough. But one wishes that at the same time as the University asks students and their families to pay more to attend a UC campus, they would also make a commitment towards transparency and get the different constituency around the university (students, faculty, staff, etc) involved in a serious discussion of UC's financial situation.

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