UC Eyes Budget Cuts
University of California officials are looking at the prospect of excluding thousands of would-be students after closing the doors to hundreds earlier this month.
Leaders of the nine-campus system are meeting in San Francisco today to discuss ways to weather upcoming budget cuts. Options include raising fees by as much as 18-hundred dollars, having some students spend their first two years at a community college and charging higher fees to students from wealthier families. Regentâ€™s wonÂ´t make final decisions until January when they see whatâ€™s in the governorâ€™s proposed budget for next year. But lawmakers have already told UC and the California State University system that they will not be funding enrollment growth next year.