SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — University of California committee has approved a plan to raise student fees by 8 percent next fall while expanding financial aid to more students.
Thursday morning’s vote by the finance committee of the UC Board of Regents comes a day after a student protest left four police officers and more than a dozen protesters arrested.
Later in the day, the full board is expected to approve the tuition hike, which follows a 32 percent increase this year.
In fall 2011, student fees for California residents will increase by $822 to more than $11,000. That doesn’t include individual campus fees or room and board.
The increase will raise an estimated $180 million in annual revenue, with about one-third set aside for financial aid.
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