UC Regents voted on a 2010-11 budget that includes student fee increases and a request for a $913 million state funding increase.
“We’re being forced to impose a user tax on our students and their families,” said UC President Mark Yudof. “This is a tax necessary because our political leaders have failed to adequately fund public higher education.”
The fee increases are part of a budget that asks the state for a $913 million increase in funding. Regents also endorsed an expansion of the Blue and Gold Opportunity Plan to make more financial aid available to low-income students.