After shelving a similar proposal last year, UC is considering increasing tuition for each class of freshmen beginning in fall 2022.
Research shows that the private and public economic benefit of free college tuition would outweigh the cost.
Accepted applicants are given an extra month, until June 1, to make deposits. Other CSU campuses may follow. UC is sticking with a May 1 deadline.
Most colleges and universities will refund housing and dining plans but not tuition; they say online classes worth the costs.
Plan calls for $606, or 4.8 percent, tuition increase to $13,176 for next fall's freshmen. Aid will shield many students.
Tuition hike proposals met opposition from Gov. Newsom and students. No clear majority on UC board of regents.
Gov. Newsom and students opposed proposals to hike tuition at the University of California. Board of regents delayed vote.
The UC board of regents will vote next week on two plans to increase tuition. Hikes tied to inflation could continue for five years.
UC regents will consider plan to guarantee students stable tuition for up to six years while new students could get price hikes.
A poll brief released Monday showed that low-income California voters and voters in counties in rural areas have the highest concerns about college affordability.
Tuition for state residents will remain at $12,570. The now postponed plan would have hiked tuition for non-residents by $762 to $42,324. Criticism was surprisingly strong.
Proponents say extra tuition from non-Californians will pay for classes, aid for state residents. Protesters fear only the rich from outside the state will afford UC.
California community college students are getting free tuition, laptops and textbooks as colleges spend $46 million in state “free tuition” funds.
CSU tuition will be frozen for a second year in a row at $5,742 annually for full time undergraduates who are California residents. Undergraduates taking six or fewer credits still would pay $3,330.
Enrollment from California students in the Western Undergraduate Exchange tuition reciprocity program has more than tripled over the past decade.