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State budget plan proposes lowering out-of-state UC students

UC San Diego admits more local, first-generation students
Posted at 4:43 PM, Jun 26, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-26 19:43:48-04

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Three top University of California campuses would lower their share of out-of-state and international students and the UC system would add 6,230 more local students next year under a new state budget plan that Gov. Gavin Newsom and legislative leaders unveiled Friday night.

The state would cover the cost of reducing nonresident students at UCLA, UC Berkeley and UC San Diego from 22% to 18% over five years beginning in the fall of 2022, which would make room for about 4,500 California students over that period.

The loss of revenue for nonresident students, who pay higher tuition, amounts to nearly $30,000 per student or $1.3 billion collectively each year.

The budget also proposes to provide funds to enroll the additional California residents in next year’s freshman class.

The budget is scheduled for a vote in the state Legislature on Monday, with Newsom likely signing it into law before the state’s fiscal year begins Thursday.