University of California Now One of America’s Most Expensive Public Schools

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The New York Times had an update yesterday on the 32 percent tuition increase voted yesterday by the regents of the University of California. The piece, accompanied by photographs of student and staff protests, explains that:

The vote was 20-1, with only student Regent Jesse Bernal of UC Santa Barbara voting against the increase that will raise undergraduate tuition from $7,788 to $10,302 next fall, not counting living expenses.

This increase will make the University of California among the most expensive public universities in the United States of America.

What’s more, the struggle isn’t even over yet. Even with the colossal price increase, the system would still need another $913 million in state funding next year to evade further cuts.

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Daniel Luzer

Daniel Luzer is the news editor at Governing Magazine and former web editor of the Washington Monthly. Find him on Twitter: @Daniel_Luzer