Assemblymember Jose Medina Responds to the UC Fee Increases

Thursday, January 26, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside), Chair of the Assembly Higher Education Committee, released the following statement after the University of California Board of Regents voted to increase student tuition:

“I understand that the world class education at the University of California requires resources and funding. However, the fee increases will only add to the already worrisome financial burden on our students. I have worked in the past to expand financial aid programs like the Cal Grants, and will continue to do so. Before increasing fees for students, I believe we should explore all alternatives from both the legislative and institutional standpoint. I look forward to working with my colleagues in the Legislature to address the affordability and promise of higher education for our students.”

Assemblymember Medina proudly represents California’s 61st Assembly District, which consists of Riverside, Moreno Valley, and Perris.