SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS/AP) – The University of California plans to ask for a big increase in funding from a state that is struggling to pay its bills.

UC administrators said Tuesday the 10-campus system is seeking $2.8 billion for 2012-2013. That’s significantly more than the $2.37 billion that UC received this year but well below the $3.2 billion it received several years ago.

UC President Mark Yudof said $2.8 billion is what the system needs to boost enrollment, preserve academic quality and avoid raising tuition. But he acknowledged the university rarely gets the amount it requests.

KCBS’ Janice Wright Reports:

Yudof said that UC is likely to lose another $100 million this fiscal year because state revenues are coming in below projections.

He said that the key going forward will be better money management.

“I think that we shouldn’t have 11 payroll systems; we’re going to have just one shortly,” said Yudof. “We’re also going to manage our assets a little bit better.”

He also said that it may be time to add some things back in that previous cuts went a little too far with, such as more classes, and a larger faculty.

The UC Board of Regents is expected to vote on the funding request next week.

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Comments (3)
  1. Dr. Phil says:

    Too bad I cant ask the state to pay my bills. The UC system clearly cannot budget money. HMM could it be Greed? Do I smell an occupy Administration?

  2. WASPy says:

    There’s a price to pay for allowing Mexican Illegals to attend UC, and that price grows when you give them IN-STATE tuition rates.

    There’s a price to “tolerance”.

  3. Milan Moravec says:

    Discrimination against Californians by University of California. Chancellor Robert J Birgeneau ($450,000 salary) displaces Californians qualified for public university education at Cal. for a $50,600 payment by a foreign student. The need for transparency at UC Berkeley has never been so clear.

    UC Berkeley, # 70 Forbes ranking, is not increasing enrollment. Birgeneau accepts $50,600 foreign students at the EXPENSE of displaced qualified instate Californians (If amortization of fixed assets funded by Californians are included in foreign and out of state tuition calculations they would pay more than $100,000+ and would NOT subsidize instate tuition)

    UC Regent Chairwoman Lansing and President Yudof both agree to discriminate against Californians for the admission of foreigners. Birgeneau, Yudof, Lansing need to answer to Californians.

    Opinions make a difference; email UC Board of Regents

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