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8% Fee Hike at UC Schools Could Be Approved Today

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The University of California Board of Regents could approve a tuition increase today during their scheduled meeting, according to CBS2.The proposed 8 percent fee hike, which has already drawn protests, would see tuition go up for all students, and is expected to "raise an estimated $180 million in annual revenue, with $64 million set aside for financial aid." A protest in San Francisco yesterday, held outside where the Board was convened, netted over a dozen arrests.

Public university students in California have seen their fees raised numerous times in recent years, though they are also experiencing limits on enrollment, reduced course offerings, faculty furloughs, and limited campus services. A fee hike for the California State University system was approved November 10th.