UC tuition likely to increase if deficit deepens

(KTSF by Susannah Lee)

UC anticipates further tuition  increases  should Governor Jerry Brown announces  additional  deficits in the state budget next week, prompting more cuts in education spending .

The UC system needs approximately $130   million from government education funding. If this funding need is not met, a 6% increase in tuition will be necessary.

“There have been cuts including layoffs, programs, student services. We probably have cut pretty much all we can without beginning to affect the quality of the universities.” says UC Spokesperson Steve Montiel.

UC regents are scheduled to meet next Wednesday in Sacramento  to consider  options to deal with funding shortfalls .  That will happen after  Governor Brown reveals his revised state budget proposal next Monday.

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