Last Thursday, the University of California Board of Regents voted to raise student fees by 32 percent. The increases will come into effect for the 2010-2011 school year.
Although undergraduate students will likely bear the brunt of the fee increases, those in graduate and professional degree programs will still feel the effects. In addition to the universal 32 percent increase, grad students will have to pay more in surcharges--up to $5,700 depending on degree program and location. From The Los Angeles Times: "For 2010-2011, fees for graduate students at UC Berkeley's business school would be $41,654, not including living expenses; for UCLA's law school, $40,522; for UC San Francisco's medical school, $31,095."
The UC cost hike isn't surprising after the California State University system increased their fees and tuition last summer. Even so, UC students were protesting in full force at UCLA, where the Board of Regents meeting was held. No arrests were made.
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