BERKELEY'S NEWS • OCTOBER 01, 2022

UC tables upcoming tuition hike talks, presses for state funding instead

article image

DANIEL KIM | SENIOR STAFF

SUPPORT OUR NONPROFIT NEWSROOM

We're an independent student-run newspaper, and need your support to maintain our coverage.

APRIL 26, 2018

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.”

Contact Francesca Munsayac at 

LAST UPDATED

APRIL 27, 2018


Related Articles

featured article
The 3.5 percent nonresident supplemental tuition hike amounts to an increase of $978, bringing out-of-state tuition up from $28,014 to $28,992. This vote sets the tone for the upcoming in-state tuition vote — a conversation that was postponed to May during a January meeting amid pushback, disagreements and protests.
The 3.5 percent nonresident supplemental tuition hike amounts to an increase of $978, bringing out-of-state tuition up from $28,014 to $28,992. This vote sets the tone for the upcoming in-state tuition vote — a conversation that was postponed to May during a January meeting amid pushback, disagreements and protests.
featured article
featured article
The UC Board of Regents' Finance and Capital Strategies Committee approved a 3.5 percent, or $978, increase on the nonresident supplemental tuition starting in the 2018-19 school year at its regular meeting Wednesday — sending it to the UC Board of Regents for a final vote on Thursday.
The UC Board of Regents' Finance and Capital Strategies Committee approved a 3.5 percent, or $978, increase on the nonresident supplemental tuition starting in the 2018-19 school year at its regular meeting Wednesday — sending it to the UC Board of Regents for a final vote on Thursday.
featured article
featured article
Students from across the UC system attended a hearing held by the California Assembly Budget Subcommittee on Education Finance on Tuesday afternoon to lobby for increased state funding for the university.
Students from across the UC system attended a hearing held by the California Assembly Budget Subcommittee on Education Finance on Tuesday afternoon to lobby for increased state funding for the university.
featured article