Top UC Berkeley administrators will unveil a new financial aid program Wednesday aimed at making the campus more affordable for middle-class families.
Campus officials say the program is the first of its kind in the nation at a public university, according to a statement released by the campus Tuesday. The program will be announced at a media briefing Wednesday at 10:15 a.m. in the Haas Clubhouse, with Chancellor Robert Birgeneau and Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost George Breslauer slated to appear, among others.
Associate Vice Chancellor for Public Affairs Claire Holmes said she could not provide any more information before the briefing.
“Middle-income families are being increasingly squeezed by a poor economy and high jobless rate,” the statement reads. “In response, UC Berkeley is establishing a unique program that expands upon prior efforts to make UC Berkeley more affordable for middle-class families and increases access for students across the socioeconomic spectrum.”
J.D. Morris is the university news editor.