By Miriam Raftery
November 21, 2014 (San Francisco)—Ignoring protests from students, opposition from the Governor and legislative leaders, University of California’s Board of Regents voted Thursday to approve Tuition hikes. The increase will be 5 percent a year over the next five years – 25 percent total—at all UC campuses . For the 2015-2016 school year, tuition will be $12,804 and by 2019, students will be forced to pay $15,000 a year in tuition.
Some Regents indicated that if that state increases funding, they would vote to reduce tuitions.
Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) has pledged to introduce a measure to boost funding for the UC system. She had urged the Regents to reject any tuition or fee hikes. Atkins, an ex-officio Regent with voting rights, called the fee hikes “unacceptable” adding, “California students and their families have faced too many fee increases already.”