UC Regents went ahead and voted today to increase student fees systemwide to deal with a $1.2 billion state funding gap.
As we reported yesterday, part of the package includes price hikes for four UC law schools, with the biggest hit to Berkeley and Davis. Those campuses will see certain fees jump by about 22 percent for state residents in academic year 2010-11.
The fee increases are expected to generate $505 million, of which $175 million is to be earmarked for financial aid, according to the UC Office of the President.
UC President Mark Yudof urged students to help UC take the fight to Sacramento and Washington, D.C.
The vote follows a day after the Regents finance committee discussed the matter and voted to push the increases through while protestors gathered on campuses at UCLA and Berkeley. Surviving members of the Associated Press detail today's move, and the unrest around it, here.
— Petra Pasternak