Statement from UC President Janet Napolitano on May Revision to Governor’s Budget

The University of California appreciates the strong investment in higher education reflected in Governor Newsom’s January budget introduction, as well as the additional proposed investments from the May Revision, such as new ongoing funds to support housing for homeless students. 

We look forward to working with the Legislature to secure additional funding that would make permanent the one-time allocation from the Budget Act of 2018 – which helped avert a tuition increase this past academic year – and bolster enrollment growth and access throughout the university. 

We hope for continued collaboration with legislators to identify sufficient resources to meet our multi-year goals, including producing additional degrees to address workforce needs, ensuring equity in degree attainment, and further investing in our world-renowned faculty and research.

As a partner with the governor and the Legislature in enhancing the accessibility and affordability of a high-quality UC education, we truly value the mutual commitment to achieving shared objectives and advancing the California dream.