UC Regents Establish New Nonresident Enrollment Policy

The University of California Board of Regents on Thursday approved a policy on nonresident undergraduate enrollment that limits the proportion of out-of-state and international students at its nine undergraduate campuses.

The just adopted policy, which officials say is the first of its kind at UC, woll cap nonresident enrollment at 18 percent on five UC campuses.   The proportion of nonresidents will be allowed to exceed 18 percent at the other four UC campuses-- UC Berkeley, UC Irvine, UCLA and UC San Diego-- but will be capped at the proportion that each campus enrolls in the 2017–18 academic year."

Our new nonresident enrollment policy strikes the right balance between UC’s continued commitment to putting California students first and the significant benefits that out-of-state and international students provide the university," said UC President Janet Napolitano.  The enrollment policy was established after consultation with regents, state lawmakers, and other stakeholders, according to Napolitano.

UC was required by California's Budget Act of 2016 to adopt a policy limiting the nonresident undergraduate students in order to qualify for $18.5 million in state funding to support the enrollment of an additional 2,500 California resident undergraduates in the upcoming academic year.

The newly adopted policy also calls for the UC Board of Regents to review the nonresident policy again in four years or less.

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