UC Students Plan to 'Shut Down the Vote' on Non-Resident Tuition Increase

University of California students are staging a protest on a meeting of the Board of Regents Wednesday evening at UCLA. The meeting is expected to discuss a plan to raise tuition for out of state students. 

The students are calling it their 'shut down the vote' campaign and plan to ask the regents to reject the 3.5% increase in tuition for nonresident students. If approved, their tuition would go from $28, 014 to $28, 992 for the school year. 

The increase would raise more than $34.8 billion across all UC schools and that the nonresident tuition money has helped pay for more classes at UCLA, support at UC Berkeley, and programs to strengthen graduation rates at UC San Diego. 

Read the full rundown at the LA Times 

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