The University of California is experiencing record applications despite state funding cuts and tuition increases.  Out-of-state and international students are being actively recruited, at an additional cost of almost $23,000, bringing the total expected annual cost to over $50,000.  Non-resident applications rose 10.7% from out-of-state and 22.5% from international. UC Director of Admissions Susan Wilbur said that UC would continue to try to enroll all eligible California residents, but “increasing student demand coupled with inadequate state funding for enrollment growth are making it increasingly difficult for UC to meet its historic commitment under the Master Plan.” UCLA Today Faculty & Student News reports that UC now enrolls 11,000 more California-resident students than the state provides funding for. For more info: Go to for a chart on UC student costs, and for an article in UCLA Today about record applications.