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University of California regents approve rare tuition hike

The office of UC President Michael Drake said that an accompanying increase in financial aid would more than offset increases in tuition.

CALIFORNIA, USA — University of California regents have approved a multiyear plan to raise tuition and fees at the system’s 10 campuses. 

The proposed increase is the first since 2017 and had been criticized by opponents as a “forever hike.” University officials say the increase is needed to maintain the quality of the public university system. The office of UC President Michael Drake said that an accompanying increase in financial aid would more than offset increases in tuition. Only students whose families earn $150,000 a year or more would benefit from keeping tuition flat, it said, whereas everyone else would benefit from more financial aid. 

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.

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