Nov 20, 2014 1:03 PM by News Staff
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The University of California has approved raising tuition by as much as 5 percent in each of the next five years unless the state devotes more money to the 10-campus system.
The Board of Regents voted on Thursday to adopt the tuition increases proposed by UC President Janet Napolitano and opposed by Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative leaders who decide how much funding the university gets each year.
Napolitano says the amount the governor has budged is inadequate to maintain the quality of the nation's largest public university. Brown's says UC needs to come up with a more frugal way of doing business.
Tuition rates have been frozen for three years.
Napolitano and other UC officials say the pending hikes could be reduced or eliminated if the governor and Legislature boost the university's budget beyond what is now planned.
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