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UC system won't raise tuition for California residents this year

Posted: 5:53 PM, Mar 07, 2019
Updated: 2019-03-07 20:53:56-05
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(KGTV) — In-state tuition for the University of California system will not increase for the next academic year, UC President Janet Napolitano announced Wednesday.

The university system says this is the seventh time in eight years tuition for California residents has not been increased.

“We are optimistic about our strong partnership with the governor and the legislature and will work collectively to identify additional resources, in lieu of tuition revenues, to ensure that UC students can succeed,” said Napolitano.

The estimated tuition for California residents during the 2018-19 academic year is currently about $35,300 (living on campus) to $32,400 (living off campus.) That includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, room and board, and personal expenses and transportation.

For non-residents, it's about $64,300 (on campus) to $61,400 (off campus.)

UC's tuition decision comes as the college system sets out a new slate of goals to achieve by 2030:

  • Help 200,000 additional students earn a degree;
  • Improve rates of timely graduation and degree attainment;
  • Close graduation gaps for low-income, first-generation and underrepresented students;
  • Increase graduate degrees to advance economic mobility and support industries critical to California; and
  • Recruit and grow more diverse, accomplished faculty.

“Accessibility and affordability represent UC’s core values as a public institution, and we need to provide this generation of students with the quality of education they deserve,” said UC Board of Regents Chair George Kieffer. “So this year, rather than raise tuition, we will once again join our students in advocating for additional resources from the state.”