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Napolitano will cap UC enrollment unless state pays up  
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Competition for California students hoping to enroll at the University of California next fall just got tougher: UC President Janet Napolitano said Tuesday she will cap enrollment at current levels unless the state increases UC‚¬Ä¬ôs funding by $218 million. Napolitano told state lawmakers that she will also cap out-of-state student enrollment at UC Berkeley and UCLA, where non-Californians make up more than one in five undergraduates, whether the additional money comes through or not. Out-of-state students pay nearly three times the tuition and fees that Californians pay, but the rise of non-resident students is sore point for many who believe seats in the exceptional public university should be reserved for residents of the state. Napolitano‚¬Ä¬ôs decision to limit UC‚¬Ä¬ôs enrollment of Californians while allowing most out-of-state enrollments to grow escalates a major budget fight over UC funding that has been brewing since November. By capping enrollment, Napolitano is sending a message to the state that if lawmakers don‚¬Ä¬ôt pay up, they will harm Californians ‚¬Ä¬Ē and Latinos in particular. ‚¬Ä¬úApplications by California students to UC have grown for the 11th consecutive year,‚¬Ä¬Ě Napolitano told the Assembly Budget Subcommittee on Education Finance. ‚¬Ä¬úI am frustrated over UC‚¬Ä¬ôs latest attempt to use students as bargaining chips by agreeing to admit 2,000 new out-of-state students, but threatening to limit the enrollment of new California students,‚¬Ä¬Ě said state Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins, who has proposed eliminating the tuition increase by giving UC more state funds, raising out-of-state tuition, and limiting out-of-state enrollments. The speaker also accused UC of failing to keep its own spending in check, despite Napolitano‚¬Ä¬ôs claim that UC has saved more than $660 million by reining in pension expenses and other costs.
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