SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The University of California will not raise the contentious topic of tuition hikes at next month’s meeting of its governing board, as it continues to lobby for more state funding.
UC President Janet Napolitano said in a statement Thursday that officials and students at the 10-campus system will push legislators for more funding until the final state budget is voted on in June.READ MORE: Scientists Question Future Of Lake Tahoe Clarity As Wildfires Worsen
Given that timing, the UC Regents will not take up the issue, as planned, at the board’s May meeting.READ MORE: COVID: Hundreds Of East Bay Doctors Make Urgent Plea To Get Vaccinated - 'We Are Tired Of The Suffering'
Napolitano said if state funding is not secured, the UC may subsequently consider “a modest tuition increase” for the 2018-19 academic year.
The university had proposed increasing in-state tuition and fees by $342, or 2.7 percent. California residents currently pay $12,630 in tuition and fees annually.MORE NEWS: Videos, 911 Audio Released Of Fatal Fremont Police Shooting Of Attempted Homicide Suspect Kevin Johnston
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