UC committee votes to freeze fall tuition; endorses Gov's tax initiative

SAN FRANCISCO

Brown's initiative seeks to contribute $125 million in funding for the UC system through a tax increase.

UC officials warned that students could face a steep tuition hike midyear if the ballot initiative is not approved by voters. In that case, the UC system would face a budget cut of $250 million midyear. That would likely prompt a tuition increase in January, probably a large one.

The resolution was approved Wednesday at a meeting of the finance committee. The meeting was disrupted for a short time by protesters.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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