If you're affected by the school cutbacks better get your college classes any where you can, and do keep advancing your education.
San Francisco Chronicle/Nanette Asimov, 3/19/12. "CSU proposes closing door on spring 2013 enrollment."
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With fall tuition rising to $7,017, Turnage said the decision was made to cut spring enrollment. "It's pretty clear that enthusiasm for fee increases is pretty much not there," he said. Instead, CSU will cancel spring 2013 enrollment. That will close the door on about 16,000 students who typically transfer to CSU each spring.
About 500 students participating in a special transfer program will be permitted to enroll next spring in only a handful of campuses including San Francisco, Cal State East Bay, Sonoma, Channel Islands, Chico, Fullerton and Santa Barbara. In all, CSU's enrollment of about 417,000 will drop to about 392,000, Turnage said. If a tax measure is placed on the ballot and fails, that would trigger a new round of cuts, including $200 million to CSU, Gov. Jerry Brown has proposed. That could change depending on the state budget for 2012-13 that the Legislature ultimately approves.
But that decision won't be made until next summer. And, Turnage said, it isn't likely to contain much good news for the 23-campus university system that already been cut by $750 million this fiscal year. Turnage said CSU is currently struggling to close a half-billion budget gap."
Posted by Kathy Meeh