Sadia is touring the UCs in order to help recruit the next student regent. She will be visiting:
1/21/14: UCSF, 5:30-7:30pm
1/24/14: UC Davis, 9:00am-12:00pm
1/24/14: UC Berkeley, 2:00-4:00pm
1/31/14: UC Santa Cruz, 8:30am-11:30pm
1/31/14: UC Merced, 1:30pm-4:30pm
2/10/14: UC Santa Barbara
Op-Ed on the Proposed Tuition Freeze for 2014-2015
Sadia recently wrote an op-ed for the Daily Californian on her thoughts on the tuition freeze for 2014-2015 proposed by UC President Napolitano.
“While another year of frozen tuition seems like a win-win, the existence of our return-to-aid system creates a trade-off between access for underrepresented communities and families that can more easily afford a UC education. The return-to-aid system ties financial aid dollars to tuition; one third of tuition dollars go back into the system to serve as financial aid for low-income students. This means that if tuition does not increase, neither does financial aid. The good news is that low-income students pay no tuition regardless of increases, but the same cannot be said for all students. At a time when the UC system should be expanding its resources to ensure that all students have adequate resources to attend, the return-to-aid system remains a barrier to this vision.”
My name is Sadia Saifuddin, and I am your Student Regent Designate for the 2013-2014 school year as well as your Student Regent for 2014-2015. I am very humbled at the opportunity to represent your thoughts and views on the UC Board of Regents, and look forward to advocating for the interests of all 235,000+ students in the UC system. I will continue to advance the interests of students, whether that is by lobbying the state of California for additional funding for higher education, expressing your viewpoints on issues such as tuition costs or UC admission policies, and so much more. I will be using this website to post updates and notes from my meetings, so that you can be aware of the latest developments and events going on across the UC system. Please feel free to contact me via email to express your thoughts, or if you would like to get involved with my office. Thank you, and I look forward to the changes that we will make together!