3 top UC campuses may reduce out-of-state student admissions, increase enrollment of Californians under budget plan

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People walk towards Sather Gate on the UC Berkeley campus on July 22, 2020. (Justin Sullivan / Getty Images)

People walk towards Sather Gate on the UC Berkeley campus on July 22, 2020. (Justin Sullivan / Getty Images)

Three top University of California campuses — UCLA, UC Berkeley and UC San Diego — would reduce their share of out-of-state and international students to make way for more local residents, and the UC system would admit 6,230 more freshmen in 2022, under an amended state budget bill posted Friday.

The legislation could deliver what would be the largest ever single-year infusion of state funds to increase California student enrollment at UC campuses, which were flooded by a record number of applications for fall 2021 in a year of high emotion and myriad questions over the admissions process and frustration over the lack of seats for qualified students.

The state would provide enough funding to reimburse the campuses for the loss of nonresident supplemental tuition, which amounts to nearly $30,000 per student and $1.3 billion collectively each year.

The higher education spending numbers were included in an amended budget bill posted online Friday before Gov. Gavin Newsom and Democratic leaders reached an agreement later in the night on the $262.6-billion state budget.

Read the full story at LATimes.com

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