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UC To Consider Plan To Hike Tuition Over 5 Years

Jeff Chiu / AP
 

Jeff Chiu / AP

(AP) -- University of California officials are expected to unveil plans today to raise tuition-- five percent in each of the next five years-- unless the state can increase its budget for the system.

The Sacramento Bee reports the plan will be reviewed by the Board of Regents later this month. The proposal-- if approved-- would begin in the 2015-2016 academic year-- with a potential $600-plus increase in tuition that year. UC officials say the tuition hikes would allow the system to enroll up to five-thousand more students and deal with rising costs.

UC President Janet Napolitano is expected to present to the system's governing board Thursday the plan to increase tuition for undergraduate and graduate degrees.

That means the average in-state tuition of $12,192 would go up to $12,804 next fall, and up to $15,564 in the fall of 2019.

-Capital Public Radio Staff