University of California students urged regents Wednesday to reject a proposed tuition increase, saying it would hurt those already struggling to afford the high costs of housing, textbooks and food.
Regents meeting at UC San Francisco are scheduled to vote later in the day on the proposal to increase tuition and student services fees for state students by 2.7%. That would be an extra $342 for state students, which would bring their total bill to $12,972 for the coming academic year. Non-resident students would pay an additional $978 in supplemental tuition, and $28,992 overall.
UC officials say increased financial aid would cover the higher costs for more than half of UC’s 180,000 California undergraduates.