Tuition Stability Plan

The University of California Board of Regents approved a multiyear Tuition Stability Plan on July 22, 2021. The plan helps students and families budget for a UC education by keeping systemwide tuition and fees stable and predictable and providing new resources for financial aid.

Beginning fall 2022, tuition will be adjusted for each incoming undergraduate class but will subsequently remain flat until the student graduates, for up to six years. For undergraduates who first enrolled in fall 2021 or earlier—including all current undergraduates—tuition will stay flat at current rates for the duration of their enrollment, up to six years. The plan will be up for reauthorization by the Board of Regents in five years.

The plan provides unprecedented predictability for families in helping to manage their educational costs while allowing the University to provide greater financial aid for the majority of UC’s lowest income students, preserve the excellence of its academic and research programs, and expand enrollment of California students.

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Frequently Asked Questions

It is a multiyear plan starting fall 2022 that sets tuition and other mandatory systemwide fees for undergraduates, both freshmen and transfer students, at the time of enrollment, with the expectation that those charges should remain at that same level each following year for the duration of their college careers, up to six academic years. For graduate students, tuition for new and continuing students will be set annually but will rise no faster than inflation, essentially remaining flat in constant dollars.
The Tuition Stability Plan includes Tuition, the Student Services Fee and undergraduate Nonresident Supplemental Tuition.
Yes. Both incoming freshmen and transfer students who attend UC fall 2022 and beyond can assume that their base Tuition, Student Services Fee and Nonresident Supplemental Tuition levels (if applicable) should remain the same for up to six academic years.
Yes. Undergraduate Nonresident Supplemental Tuition is included in the systemwide charges that are expected to stay the same once a student enrolls, for up to six academic years.
Systemwide tuition for undergraduates who start at UC in the 2022-23 academic year will cost about $534 more than UC’s current systemwide tuition and fees. That’s a 4.2 percent increase. That cost is expected to remain constant until a student graduates, for up to six years.
Incoming California undergraduates for fall 2022 will pay $534 (4.2 percent) more in tuition and fees, but that cost will remain constant until they graduate, for up to six years. There will also be modest increases for new incoming classes in subsequent years. The plan pins inflation to a three-year rolling average of the California Consumer Price Index, and overall increases (a portion of which is inflation) under the proposal will be capped at 5 percent unless changed by the Board of Regents. The plan will be up for reauthorization by the Board in July 2026. Any changes would be expected to apply to the subsequent academic year, 2027-28.