UC Regents Approve 9.6 Percent Fee Hike

Undergraduate tuition for California residents will rise to $12,192

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    A protest last year at UCLA after regents approved a 32 percent fee increase

    (AP) -- The University of California is raising student tuition by an additional 9.6 percent this fall in response to a steep reduction in state support.

    The UC Board of Regents on Thursday approved the $1,068 increase in tuition, which comes on top of a previously approved 8 percent hike for 2011-2012.

    The full board vote follows the finance committee's approval earlier Thursday.

    Undergraduate tuition for California residents will rise to $12,192, which doesn't include room, board and roughly $1,000 in campus fees. That's nearly $2,000 more than what UC undergraduates paid this past school year.

    One third of the $150 million in new revenue will be used for financial aid.

    UC officials say the additional tuition increase is needed because the 10-campus system is losing $650 million in state support.