The plan includes offering more course sections and improving academic support for students.
The centers provide academic, financial and legal help, among other services.
The student presidents represent all campuses in their respective public university systems.
The CSU system is in line for a $35 million grant if it adopts plans to boost four-year graduation rates.
Still, only a third of juniors met or exceeded standards in math.
The universities are opening satellite campuses in urban centers.
Students get a glimpse of campuses outside their communities.
University officials believe students need more math preparation.
UC is being asked to increase the number of California students it enrolls.
About 82 percent of the state's high school students graduated last year.
Students who meet minimum admission requirements will be guaranteed a spot.
The proposed funding would increase the number of college preparation courses.
Campuses hope higher graduation, transfer rates will be payoff for $40 million cost.