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A Record Number of Out-Of-State Students Brings Windfall For UC System

The University of California system is expected to enroll a record number of out-of-state students this fall — and will receive millions of dollars in return.

More than a fifth of all UC freshmen will come from such places as Texas, Washington, China and India and each will pay an additional $23,000 in tuition, providing the system with an estimated $400 million in extra revenue that officials say helps support the education of Californians.

The out-of-staters will include incoming UCLA freshman Bridget Bruggeman, who passed over her home state school, Indiana University, and other colleges that accepted her. “Being from the Midwest, there is definitely an idea of California as a place where you can dream as big as you want to. That’s something I was very drawn to,” said the 18-year-old, who intends to major in international development studies and Spanish.