Gov. Jerry Brown announced last Wednesday that University of California’s annual tuition could reach $20,000 to $25,000 if California passes an all-cuts budget to reduce the $15.4 billion deficit.
In the April 6 speech, given to the California Hospital Association (CHA), Brown urged the health advocacy group to take their concerns directly to the representatives.
“We need your help. We are facing a big problem; it’s all of our problem. We are cutting across all services. What is at stake is California,” Brown told CHA.
Currently, it costs an average of $11,285 for California residents to attend a UC, including campus fees. Next year, it will cost around $12,149, an 8 percent increase approved in November in anticipation of the $500 million in state finances already cut from the UC.
The legislature is constitutionally required to approve of the 2011-2012 state budget by June 15.
– Becky Peterson