For an extremely discouraging read, see Item F1 for the Regents' Finance Committee:
"Proposal. Within the current budget context, this Item proposes a mid-year fee increase for all students in 2009-10. Display 3 shows proposed increases by type of student. For example, the proposed increase for undergraduate resident students is $585 and increases for resident graduate students range from $579 to $654. Because the fee increase would be effective for the spring semester, students at semester campuses would pay the entire increase when they pay for spring semester. For students at quarter campuses, the increase would be paid over the winter and spring quarters."
and for 2010-2011
"An option for a further increase, equivalent to $1,344 for resident undergraduate students (fee increases for others would vary by student level and program), is being analyzed. A proposal for a 2010-11 fee increase will be brought to the Board for approval as part of the action on the budget plan
at the November meeting. The development of this proposal will include consideration of how a significant increase in student fees may affect graduate student recruitment, given the need to provide competitive support packages."
In this proposal, resident UG fees rise to $10,302
"Differential Undergraduate Fees by Discipline. The University also intends to ask the Regents to establish differential fees for undergraduates in certain disciplines, effective for 2010-11, similar to professional differential fees at the graduate level. The University is currently exploring implementing differential fees for students at the upper-division level (i.e., undergraduates in their junior and senior years) in business and engineering, in recognition of the higher costs associated with offering these programs. It is expected that differential fee levels in 2010-11 would be under $1,000 annually. Various implementation issues will need to be addressed, including the return-to-aid component and impacts on access, affordability and diversity, in order to assess this fee in 2010-11."
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