SACRAMENTO— Assembly Speaker Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) released the following statement regarding University of California President Janet Napolitano’s announcement that UC will not implement tuition increases for the upcoming summer session:
“I am pleased President Napolitano is beginning to walk back UC’s reliance on fee increases. With the Assembly beginning our top-to-bottom review of UC’s budget today, I am sure we will be able to identify savings, as well as increased state funding, that will help ensure UC remains a world-class treasure. The Assembly is also committed to capping enrollment for out-of-state students and charging those students a reasonable higher rate to ensure a UC education remains available and affordable for the California students it was built to serve.”
Speaker Atkins serves on the Board of UC Regents.