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UC proposing 32 percent fee hike

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    UC proposing 32 percent fee hikeBy Matt Krupnick Contra Costa
    Message 1 of 1 , Sep 10 4:49 PM
      UC proposing 32 percent fee hikeBy Matt Krupnick
      Contra Costa Times<mkrupnick@...?subject=ContraCostaTimes.com:%20UC%20proposing%2032%20percent%20fee%20hike>
      Posted: 09/10/2009 03:17:34 PM PDT

      The University of California may raise student fees 32 percent by next fall,
      boosting annual undergraduate tuition over the $10,000 level for the first
      time ever.

      UC regents next week will discuss the phased increases, which for most
      students would include a 7.5-percent hike for the upcoming spring term and
      then a sharper increase for the fall 2010 term. The decision, which would
      bring UC tuition to $10,302, would cost undergraduates an additional $2,500
      per year.

      A student leader called the increases "staggering."

      "It's really coming out of left field," said Victor Sanchez, president of
      the UC Students Association and a UC Santa Cruz undergraduate. "What you're
      going to see is an astronomical drop in the number of students able to

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