Historical flashback: My "reg fee" paid to the UC Regents actually went down over 8% immediately after my first year of law school. It stayed there for my remaining two years of law school. So during three years of law school NO hikes ever for me, only reductions. Distinction: Technically I did NOT actually pay "tuition", only "registration fees" as follows:
Political note: CA Gov. George Deukmejian in his first term knew that his electoral base consisted of CA parents of in-state resident students already enrolled in or hoping for admission to the UC System. His direct lobbying of the UC Regents for reg fee reductions succeeded grandly. Not only were my reg fees reduced, but the Duke was re-elected in Nov. 1986 by a margin of 23 points, or just short of 2 million votes, when he once more defeated LA Mayor Tom Bradley.
Musical Note: As to how I spent my personal savings on legal education at UC Berkeley, you are welcome to check out the frequency of Grateful Dead appearances in Berkeley CA and Oakland CA during my second year and third years of law school when I lived in Oakland and attended graduate school in Berkeley.