UC students may face a 6 percent fee hike in July if state funding is not increased.
The UC Board of Regents Committee on Finance will discuss possible courses of action hinging on Gov. Jerry Brown’s May Revise to the state budget at the UC Board of Regents May 16 meeting in Sacramento.
The board will vote to increase student fees at its meetings July 17 to 19 if the May revise does not increase university funding by $125 million, according to the discussion item.
Details regarding the possible fee increase were presented in the discussion item — authored by the UC Office of the President — issued to the committee. A multi-year funding framework that would include “moderate, predictable tuition and fee increases,” is also proposed in the discussion item.
Additional hikes will likely result if Brown’s tax initiative on the November election ballot is not approved by voters.
The multi-year plan is contingent on the tax initiative being passed and would be rendered “inoperable” if the initiative does not pass. The UC will face an additional $200 million budget cut in the middle of the 2012-2013 fiscal year if the initiative does not pass, according to the discussion item.
Read the text of the discussion item below:
Christopher Yee is an assistant news editor.
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