SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Student advocates are urging University of California regents to reject a proposed multi-year tuition increase proposed by UC officials.
University officials say they need tuition increases to provide a quality education. Student groups oppose the increases as an unfair burden on low-income families.
But UC officials say tuition increases will generate more financial aid for all but the wealthiest families.
If approved Thursday, new in-state undergraduates enrolling in fall 2022 would pay $534 more, bringing base tuition and fees to just over $13,000 a year.
They would pay the same amount for up to six years, which officials say provides stability.