Faced with flagging state funding and a $1-billion budget hole, University of California officials on Monday proposed several actions to preserve programs and stabilize finances, including far-reaching pension reforms and an 8% student fee increase for next school year.
Under the plan, undergraduate student fees for 2011-12 would rise by $822 to $11,124 annually — about $12,150 when campus-based fees are included. Some professional school fees would also rise, depending on campus and program. The fee hikes would generate about $180 million in annual revenue.
The UC Board of Regents will consider the plan when it meets Nov. 16 to 18 in San Francisco. The university raised fees 32% for the current academic year, sparking student protests.
A little hiking music while we wait for the Regents:
UPDATE: Internal UC-Berkeley tribunal considers discipline for student who occupied a university building during Nov. 2009 protest of tuition hike. Article at http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/11/09/MNGH1G3KEA.DTL&type=printable