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Sac State cost forecast

Graphic by || Robb Ball || [email protected]

City College students who plan to transfer into the California State University system will see a 9 percent hike in their tuition come fall 2012.

The California State University Board of Trustees voted Nov. 16 to increase tuition and fees by $498 during heated debates at the California State University Chancellor’s Office in Long Beach. The Los Angeles Times reported that there were violent clashes between student protesters and police during demonstrations.

“When you’re talking [about] such rapid increases with tuition, it makes it very hard for people to financially plan in affording college,” said Dr. Richard Erlich, counselor and transfer director at City College.

Costs to attend the CSU system have doubled in the last five years, Erlich said. In 2006, yearly tuition and student fees, for a full-time undergraduate student was $3,280. Come fall 2012, students will be expected to pay a total of $7,070 for tuition along with their student fees.

According to Kimberly Nava, director of news services at Sacramento State, tuition and fees for the CSU system have increased every year.

“CSU campuses are funded only by state allocations and tuition fees, and the CSU’s level of state funding has been dramatically decreasing,” Nava said. “Right now the CSU is at its lowest funding level since 1997-98, with the system serving an additional 90,000 students compared to that year.”

At the same time, Sacramento State has been the school of choice for most City College students looking to transfer. According to figures provided by the City College Transfer Center, 583 City College students transferred to Sacramento State in the fall 2011 semester.

“If state revenue forecasts are not met, we face an additional mid-year cut of $100 million,” Nava said.

Faced with severe cuts in state support and growing student demand, Sacramento State officials have declared program-level impaction for criminal justice, health sciences and psychology programs, Nava said.
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Program level impaction occurs when student demand for a particular program exceeds the university’s funded capacity to accommodate those students. This means students will be required to meet additional criteria for entry into impacted programs, Nava said.

Business major Melody Vang said that she worries about her younger siblings who will attend college in a couple of years.

“Someday it will get to the point when they can’t afford it,” Vang said.

“It really comes down to priorities,” said Erlich. “No new taxes is essentially saying no investment into essential services that our society has benefitted from for years. [It] is really saying, where do you want to fund public education?”

Erlich said he advises students to be more proactive about their financial planning.

“You can’t just talk about the efficiency of getting through college without talking about the expense. You’ve got to look at the financial planning to be to get through college as an investment,” Erlich said. “Historically, that is exactly what has helped people have economic and social mobility, in terms of their lifestyle and what they can afford.”

In order to be eligible for admission to CSU and UC campuses in fall 2012, students should turn in their applications by Nov. 30, according to websites for both university systems.

Additional reporting by Amy Wong and Zack Schmitz

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