Blue and Gold
Students may be receiving more financial aid next year thanks to the Regent’s amendment to the Blue and Gold Opportunity Plan. Previously the plan covered the student fees of Californian’s whose families made less than $70,000; now the threshold is $80,000. Michael Miller, Office of Financial Aid and Scholarship, stated that he hopes more students will qualify for the Blue and Gold program because the income ceiling is changing. He also stated that even though there is an 8% fee increase, 33% of that money would go to financial aid. Hopefully, these changes will relieve students some of their financial burden.
Read more about it here: http://www.dailynexus.com/2011-02-02/coming-school-year-offer-fiscal-aid/
Diversity in UC
The University is taking positive steps in increasing its diversity at their Medical Schools. Minorities have increased 23 percent within the UC medical school, more than California’s private medical school as well as the national average. Although the UC cannot admit students based on gender or race, they do have programs that admit disadvantaged students, which include underrepresented minorities.