SAN FRANCISCO -- Some University of California graduate students are getting a reprieve from higher fees after university officials scaled back plans for price hikes.
The university had considered raising prices for professional degrees in 29 programs. Instead, UC regents on Wednesday approved increases for eight programs.
University officials tell the San Francisco Chronicle (http://bit.ly/14iCzq6) they reduced the number of affected programs after Gov. Jerry Brown asked them to take a second look at the proposed increases.
Four nursing programs are among those that will see fee increases. The regents also instituted fees on four other programs, including a physician's assistant program and a games and playable media program.
But others, including future engineers, architects and dental hygienists, will not see increases.
Information from: San Francisco Chronicle, http://www.sfgate.com