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Good news on tuition for University of California students

College grads

Thanks to the promise of more state funding in the future, the University of California isn't planning to raise tuition in the upcoming academic year.

University officials were expected to consider a 6% tuition hike next month. 

But the situation is much more complicated at California State University, which already approved a 9% tuition hike and has started collecting the additional money.

Larry Gordon's full report on tuition is in today's L.A. Times.

Gov. Jerry Brown and Democratic lawmakers are trying to prevent tuition increases this year by promising colleges more funding in the 2013-14 fiscal year. The extra money would be available only if voters approve higher taxes at the ballot box in November.

In the last several years, college students have faced steady increases in tuition as the state cut funding for higher education.

RELATED:

Gov. Jerry Brown signs California budget

Budget deal seeks to freeze UC, CSU tuition

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Photo: Graduates celebrate at Fresno State University in May. Credit: John Walker / Fresno Bee

 
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