The Committee on Finance of the UC Board of Regents approved two undergraduate student fee increases that would raise current fees by a total of 32 percent for fall 2010.
If passed by the full board tomorrow, a mid-year increase will go into effect for winter quarter, and the remaining hike will be instituted fall 2010.
Fourteen protesters have been arrested so far.
Hundreds of boisterous protesters remain outside the campus room in the Covel Commons area where the meeting is being held.
They're holding banners protesting the likely vote to increase fees and shouting, "Cut from the top!"
The people were arrested Wednesday morning and booked for unlawful assembly, according to University police Sgt. John Gutierrez.
As armed, uniformed officers approached the protesters, they locked arms and sang the civil rights anthem, "We Shall Overcome."
No one was injured.
It wasn't immediately clear how many of the arrested protesters were students.
The Board of Regents is considering boosting fees by 32 percent in two stages. A vote is expected by a board committee later Wednesday.