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UC Considers Raising Undergrad Tuition 9.6 Percent

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BERKELEY (AP) — The University of California is considering another tuition increase to offset a deeper-than-expected cut in state funding.

UC officials said Friday they will recommend that the Board of Regents consider raising undergraduate tuition by 9.6 percent when it meets in mid-July.

That increase would come on top of a previously approved 8 percent tuition hike set to go into effect this fall.

If approved, tuition for in-state undergraduates would rise by more than $1,000 to about $12,200, not including room, board or campus fees.

UC spokesman Steve Montiel says officials haven’t determined when the proposed hike would go into effect.

The tuition increase is among several options being considered to offset a $650 million funding reduction for UC approved in the state budget signed by Gov. Jerry Brown this week.

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