Additional reporting by Online News Editor Daniel Wilson.
In an effort to cut their budget, the California State universities have vowed to freeze admissions and transfers for the spring 2013 semester if a taxmeasure is not passed on the November 2012 ballot, according to a recent article in the San Francisco Chronicle.
An estimated 20,000 to 25,000 qualified students will be barred from enrollment, the Chronicle stated, if voters reject the tax initiative proposed by Gov. Jerry Brown, which will temporarily increase California sales tax and impose a tax hike to individuals making over $250,000 to $500,000 a year.
This issue affects thousands of City College, students who were planning on transferring to a CSU school.
“It’s wrong to give false hopes to students,” City College student Yris Rodas said. “I will have to choose other options to further my education, look into private schools that might not benefit me, and money-wise, have to take out more loans.”
In a statement released last week by the City College Transfer Center, it was noted that eight campuses are still accepting transfers, including Channel Islands, Chico, East Bay, Fullerton, Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Bernardino and Sonoma. However, the campuses are only…» Read More