Students from low-income and immigrant families may face particularly difficult decisions in weighing colleges' financial aid offers. Some families are very resistant to loans.
UC administrators say the enrollment of nonresidents helps Californians, while some legislators say they think admission spots are being denied to in-state students. A vote on a cap was postponed until May after much disagreement among regents.
Eric Blanco, president of the state school counseling association, urges students to prepare early for college and keep options open.
Students get a glimpse of campuses outside their communities.
Admissions officials say the change may help them identify talent and potential.
The percentage has remained about the same since 1999.
Students who meet minimum admission requirements will be guaranteed a spot.
About 3.6 percent of UC students are African-American.
Audit report claims fewer California residents are admitted to UC campuses.
More than 215,000 high school seniors in the state have applied for fall admission.
Under the plan, the number of nonresident students will decline.