Friday, January 27, 2017


You probably know by now:

The University of California regents voted Thursday to raise tuition and fees next academic year for the first time since 2011 — but state residents from families earning up to $156,000 won’t have to pay the higher price.

Beginning this summer, the base price of a year at UC for California students will be $12,630, nearly 3 percent higher than the current $12,294. Those amounts include tuition and a student services fee. Add additional campus fees averaging $1,257 a year, plus the cost of room, board and books, and the total annual cost tops $34,000 for students living on campus.

Most California residents won’t have to pay the higher base price because their families qualify for subsidies from the state and UC and are eligible for an exemption. Only one-third of state residents will have to pay the increase, according to the new plan.

Out-of-state undergraduates also get no price break — and pay far higher fees than do California residents. The regents raised the base price for nonresidents to $40,644 next year, slightly more than 4 percent above the current $38,976. The total annual cost for those students is roughly $61,000 if they live on campus.

Overall, the new tuition and student services fee are expected to raise $143 million next year for the UC system, with an additional $71 million for campuses from a surcharge paid by nonresident undergraduates...

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Wouldn't it be nice if we could have the reverse?

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