Yudof Urges Freeze On U Of California Tuition

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University of California President Mark Yudof said Thursday that he will ask UC's governing board to freeze tuition for the coming school year, responding to the state budget just as Gov. Jerry Brown had hoped.

Brown and lawmakers added provisions to the state budget this week that would give an additional $125 million to UC and the California State University in 2013-14 if the systems didn't raise tuition for this year – and if voters approve the governor's tax initiative in November.

"The budget legislation signed by the governor is a significant step toward bringing stability to public higher education funding in California," Yudof said in a statement.

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