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University of California student fees could increase by more than $2,500

November 18, 2009 |  9:16 am

A UC Board of Regents committee is expected to recommend a series of highly controversial increases in student fees today that would raise undergraduate education costs by more than $2,500, or 32%, in two steps by next fall.

The first will be a $585 rise in undergraduate fees for the rest of the current academic year. Then for next fall, students will see another $1,344 on top of that. It will bring the basic UC education fees to about $10,300, along with about $1,000 in campus-based fees.

That does not include room, board and books, which can add another $16,000.

The Regents' committee action was expected to be met by large protests inside and outside the UCLA meeting hall, where the finance committee was to vote.

The full board is expected to give final approval Thursday.

-- Larry Gordon at UCLA

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