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No Immediate Tuition Increase, UC Official Says

We received word from a representative of the University of California Office of the President that UC administrators will not seek an immediate tuition increase in the wake of the new state budget signed by Gov. Jerry Brown late Wednesday.

A meeting of the UC Regents is scheduled for mid-July, and it had been expected that they would raise tuition by 6%. However, the California budget includes a financial incentive by the state Legislature to avoid tuition hikes if voters approve a tax increase measure in November. As a result, UC President Mark G. Yudof has decided not to ask the regents for the increase, spokeswoman Dianne Klein told the Los Angeles Times.

For more information, read the Los Angeles Times article, “UC will not seek immediate tuition increase.”


California Budget Information

UCSB Graduate Students are keeping a close watch as California lawmakers prepare to vote on a final budget. Rather than acting as passive observers to the process, many are contacting their representatives, rallying fellow graduate students, and making sure that their voices are heard in Sacramento. Ellie Sciaky, the GSA’s Vice President of External Affairs, has passed along some links that ought to be of use to those interested in the process.


California Watch Budget Updates

UC Budget site

Ms. Sciaky adds, "Since lawmakers are voting on the new budget this week,  the UC Student Association recommends making a call to our elected representatives and urge them to reconsider the additional $150 million budget cut proposed for the UC system in the revised budget."

Information on how to do so can be found at this link: