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Fees Drop as Fall Semester Starts

Students arriving at campus Monday for the official start of the fall semester received a welcome break in educational fees.

For the first time in recent memory, fees for a year at Berkeley have declined -- $4,176 for 1998-99, down by $178, or about four percent, from a high of $4,354 last year.

"This is wonderful news for our students at all income levels," said Richard Black, director of financial aid. This is the first time Black has witnessed a decline in fees at Berkeley since he arrived on campus 15 years ago. In fact, he said, records of fee levels dating back to 1962 show no comparable drop.

Black credited the combined efforts of Gov. Pete Wilson, the state legislature and the UC Board of Regents for the drop in fees.

An estimated 3,808 freshmen are expected to enroll for the 1998 school year. The total number of students expected to register is 30,550 -- 22,000 undergraduate and 8,550 graduate students.

1998 Fall Facts at a Glance

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Additional yearly cost, above fees and tuition, of professional schools for newly enrolled students:

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