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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Comments (7)
  1. Hector Guadalupe Hildalgo says:

    Damn–$822 more I will have to steal from the cars of gringos.

  2. Jason says:

    $11K a year is still bargain. With room an board around 20K still not bad for UC education.

    1. mister s says:

      Yeah i actually thought the tuition was much higher already. There is always the GI Bill for hose complaining they cant pay.

  3. David S says:

    This is expected…I don’t mind as long as the UC’s continue to be solid educational institutions. Stop complaining and be thankful for what you have geez

  4. Duh! says:

    No one is holding a gun to anyone’s head forcing them to go to a UC school. If you don’t like the fee hike, go somewhere else.

  5. bigjim1 says:

    These little spoiled students need an economics lession. THE STATE IS BROKE. And it is broke because we the taxpayers are paying for all the freebies that your fellow students are reaping. when your friends from school get pregnant with children they cannot afford and run off and get welfare, WIC and all the other goverment assistance programs that they feel they are owed and the government should provide, that money comes out of the State budget or when you get a student loan to pay for your education and instead use it to buy a car or say.. get arifically impregnated so you can have 8 more kids and suck off welfare for the rest of your lives then there is no more money for lower tuition. Or maybe you are the 35 year old professional full time student who has changed their major multiple times so they do not have to get a job and pay back their student loan,

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