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UCI will try out lower tuition and smaller classes in a pilot academy for mid-income freshmen

UCI will try out lower tuition and smaller classes in a pilot academy for mid-income freshmen

UC Irvine is offering a new academic program with reduced tuition and smaller class sizes for incoming freshmen from mid-income families for the next school year.

The Anteater Leadership Academy offers general education courses, including leadership training classes, and smaller class sizes for $2,105 per quarter, which is half the cost of a standard tuition. Students can enroll in the program until June 30.

The pilot academy, which is modeled after a similar program at UC Berkeley, is based on growing evidence of student success in cohorts, said Michael Dennin, dean of...

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