By Teresa Watanabe
University of California President Janet Napolitano urged regents Wednesday to approve a tuition increase to help the nation’s premier public research university system maintain its quality amid surging enrollment and reduced levels of state support.
“More investment is needed to make sure that this generation, and future generations, of UC students receive the same quality of education as past generations,” Napolitano told regents in opening remarks at the two-day meeting in San Francisco.
The regents will consider a proposal to raise tuition to $11,502 for the 2017-18 school year — a 2.5%, or $282, increase. The student services fee would increase by $54 to $1,128. If approved, it would be the first tuition increase since the 2010-2011 school year.