Top officials at most UC schools call to increase tuition

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Officials at the majority of University of California campuses are calling for its regents to consider a tuition increase for the 2022 school year due to drops in revenue from the coronavirus pandemic.

Chancellors and senior officials at five of the nine UC schools say that a $300 million budget cut and depressed revenues amid the pandemic have made a tuition increase a necessity.

The UC regents have increased tuition just once since 2011.

Last March, the regents were scheduled to vote on a five-year plan to raise tuition and fees that would have begun in the fall.

But the proposal did not take place after the pandemic forced widespread shutdowns.

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