Top University of California administrators made headlines in
August when they declined the offer by state legislators to
provide the system an additional $25 million. The offer was
contingent on the university accepting another 5000 in-state
Two years ago, the University of California
system changed the way it distributes state funds and tuition
revenue to the campuses. In the past, all tuition dollars and
state dollars were sent to the Office of the President and
redistributed according to unknown formulas.
In October, Gov. Jerry Brown signed the controversial Assembly
Bill 955, which allows six colleges to charge students
out-of-state rates for high-demand classes, such as English and
algebra, during the winter and summer sessions. This means about
$200 a unit, as compared to the current $46.