U. of California Board Votes to Hike Tuition 27% by 2020

November 21, 2014

The University of California Board of Regents on Thursday approved a controversial plan to hike student tuition up to 27 percent by the end of the decade. The plan is opposed by state Governor Jerry Brown and students. The UC administration, led by system President Janet Napolitano, argues the tuition increases are necessary to cope with inadequate funding by Brown and the legislature. The passage of the plan may now turn students, who opposed the tuition increases and protested the regents’ meetings this week, to fight for more money from the Brown administration during the upcoming legislative session. Brown's allies have accused Napolitano of structuring the plan in such a way that students are hostages.

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