Saturday, August 1, 2015

CSU funding and enrollment decisions out of sync, leaving students, faculty hanging in the balance - Josh Dulaney, Long Beach Press Telegram

By September, finance officers present to CSU trustees a plan for the fiscal year ahead. A budget request is approved by trustees in November and sent to the governor’s office ahead of his January proposal. But while trustees are tinkering with the budget from summer to fall, applications for CSU pour into the system as campuses set enrollment targets, chisel out class schedules and make financial aid decisions. All without a state budget in place. It’s a high-wire act with consequences for students. From fall 2010 to fall 2013, between 20,000 and 30,000 qualified first-time freshmen were turned away each year from CSU schools as the state recovered from the Great Recession. http://www.chicoer.com/general-news/20150725/csu-funding-and-enrollment-decisions-out-of-sync-leaving-students-faculty-hanging-in-the-balance

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