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UC Regents to Consider Comprehensive Plan to Stabilize Tuition and Fees

November 6, 2014

University of California leaders are proposing a new model for low, predictable tuition, strong financial aid and investment in academic quality. The UC Board of Regents will consider a five-year plan that will allow students and families at all income levels, and at all levels of study, to budget the total cost of their UC education.

Under the plan, over the next five years, fees and tuition will increase no more than 5 percent annually. For 2015–16, that would mean an increase of $612. Tuition may increase by less than 5 percent — or not at all — depending on the level of state support.

The proposal for additional funding will enable UC to add 5,000 more California students in the five-year period, lower the student-faculty ratio and shorten the time to degree. 

It is important to note that about 65 percent of UC Merced students will continue to pay no tuition or fees as part of the Blue and Gold Opportunity Plan.

More information is available at the UCOP website.