9.3% UC Fee Hike, You Do the Math

Thursday, May 7, 2009  |  Updated 2:46 PM PDT
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9.3% UC Fee Hike, You Do the Math

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In-state undergraduates should expect to pay about $8,700 in fees for the coming academic year.

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The University of California is raising student fees to offset state budget cuts to the 10-campus system.

By a 17-4 vote Thursday, the UC Board of Regents approved a 9.3-percent fee increase for California undergraduate and graduate students. In-state undergraduates should expect to pay about $8,700 in fees for the coming academic year.

Tuition for out-of-state undergrads will increase 10 percent to about $22,000.

The fee hikes are expected to generate about $152 million, with about one-third set aside for financial aid.

UC officials say the fee hikes will be largely offset by expanded financial aid and new tax credits.

Many students argue that increased fees will force more students to take out more loans, work more hours or consider not attending UC.

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