UC President Janet Napolitano announced Thursday that the UC will not take up the issue of an in-state tuition hike at the UC Board of Regents meeting in May — instead, the UC will continue to advocate for “full state funding of the university.”
The university aims to secure $140 million in additional state funding on top of the 3 percent base budget increase from the governor’s January budget, according to a press release from the UC Office of the President.
The press release also said the university may consider a “modest” tuition increase for the upcoming academic year, pending the outcome of state budget negotiations in Sacramento.
The Regents passed a 3.5 percent increase on out-of-state tuition in March.
“Raising tuition is always a last resort and one we take very seriously,” Napolitano said in a press release. “We will continue to advocate with our students, who are doing a tremendous job of educating legislators about the necessity of adequately funding the university to ensure UC remains a world-class institution and engine of economic growth for our state.”