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 Due
to
political
pressure,
UC
system
currently
over‐enrolled
4300
students
in
which
State
of
 California
does
not
provide
funding
for
(Newfield,
2008).

 In
May
2004,
Governor
Schwarzenegger
and
the
UC
President
signed
an
agreement
called
 “Higher
Education
Accord”
(Higher
Education
Accord).

In
this
plan,
the
UC
system
is
committed
 to
enrolled
top
12.5%
of
the
graduating
senior
who
wish
to
study
in
UC
systems.
The
UC
system
 is
committed
to
keep
the
increase
in
undergraduate
tuition
fee
under
10%
annually.

In
return,
 the
State
of
California
agreed
to
increase
General
Fund
to
the
UC
system
at
4%
through
year
 2011(Higher
Education
Accord).

Consider
the
current
fiscal
situation,
it
will
be
difficult
for
both
 parties
to
honor
their
commitment
outlined
in
the
accord.
 The
budget
cut
will
have
a
profound
impact
to
the
UC
system.

If
UC
system
plans
to
recover
the
 budget
gap
between
budget
proposed
the
UC
and
the
enacted
State
Budget
through
higher
 tuition
fee,
then
it
would
need
to
increase
annual
undergraduate
tuition
from
$6,636
to
$9,636,
 or
a
45%
increase
(Newfield,
2008).

If
the
UC
system
wishes
to
absorb
the
budget
reduction
 through
system‐wide
spending
cuts,
then
it
most
likely
has
to
reduce
compensation
and
curtail
 enrollment
growth
(Bergman,
2008).

 III. Decision
Makers:
State
Government
and
University
of
California
 The
budget
process
for
the
State
of
California
requires
the
collaboration
of
state’s
executive
 branch,legislative
branch
as
well
as
the
agency
receiving
the
funding.

The
key
personnel
and
 agencies
that
determine
th...
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