UC Wants More Funding From Cash-Strapped State

It's a big ask

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    Christie Smith

    The University of California plans to ask for a big increase in funding from a state that's struggling to pay its bills.

    UC administrators said Tuesday the 10-campus system is seeking $2.8 billion for 2012-2013. That's significantly more than the $2.37 billion that UC got this year but well below the $3.2 billion it received several years ago.       

    UC President Mark Yudof says $2.8 billion is what the system  needs to boost enrollment, preserve academic quality and avoid raising tuition. But he acknowledges the university rarely gets the
     amount it requests.       

    Yudof says UC is likely to lose another $100 million this fiscal year because state revenues are coming in below projections.

    The UC Board of Regents is expected to vote on the funding request next week.