By the numbers: the fee hike, more financial aid
on November 20, 2009
The following numbers are found in press releases and reports from the University of California Office of the President. A link to a source document is included in each entry.
- $585, or 15%
- Mid-year fee increase in January 2010 for in-state (i.e. Calif. resident) undergraduates and graduate professional degree students. University of California Office of the President, 11.18.09
- $111, or 2.6%
- Mid-year fee increase in January 2010 for in-state (i.e. Calif. resident) graduate academic degree students. University of California Office of the President, 11.18.09
- $1,334, or 15%
- Increase in fees, per semester, for 2010-11 academic year, for resident undergraduates and graduate students. Increase begins in summer 2010. University of California Office of the President, 11.18.09
- Students whose families earn $70,000 or less, and qualify for other sources of financial aid, such as federal Pell grants, are ensured gift assistance from the UC that will, at a minimum, cover all their mandatory systemwide fees. Previously, the Blue and Gold plan covered students whose families earned less than $60,000 a year. According to the UC Office of the President, the expanded plan “is expected to provide full fee coverage to an additional 800 undergraduates who were not previously eligible. University of California Office of the President, 11.18.09.
- Number of undergraduate students that the UC estimates will be covered under Blue and Gold coverage in 2010-11. University of California Office of the President, 11.18.09.
- Total number of undergraduate students currently enrolled in UC system. Source: University of California Office of the President.
- $535 million
- UC system-wide budget shortfall in 2009-2010. Includes state budget cuts of $814 million in 2008-09 and $637 million in 2009-10. University of California Office of the President, 09.16.09
- Base salary in 2008 (not including benefits) of UC Berkeley Chancellor Robert Birgeneau. Student protesters are calling for salary cuts at highest levels of UC administration. Annual report on executive compensation, UC Office of the President.
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