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Help For UCLA Students: No Tuition Hikes In UC Budget Plan

Colin Hale |
November 5, 2013 | 1:50 p.m. PST

Executive Producer

UCLA/via Flickr Creative Commons
UCLA/via Flickr Creative Commons
According to a preliminary budget report released Monday by the University of California (UC), students at the univerity system's 10 campuses can expect no tuition increases for the 2014-15 academic year.

The Los Angeles Times noted that the budget proposal for 2014 would keep undergraduate tuition (before room & board costs and campus fees) at $12,192 per year, marking the third-straight year that tuition in the UC system has remained unchanged.

A caveat in this preliminary budget is that if the state legislature decides to not increase funding in the UC system, increases in tuition might return.

The UC system is requesting an increase of $267 million for the 2014-15 year. Funding from Proposition 30, passed in 2012, has helped to backfill cuts to the UC and the California State University (CSU) system.

Governor Jerry Brown has repeatedly called for a freeze in tuition increases, and newly-hired UC President, Janet Napolitano, told UC Santa Cruz students in October that the university would do "everything it can" to keep tuition costs down.

"It's a public university, and we're going to do everything we can to make sure it remains affordable," Napolitano said.

Read more about the UC's budget plan at the Los Angeles Times.

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