Campus: San Francisco State University -- March 07, 2001
SFSU to Offer More Than 670 Classes This Summer
Financial aid will be available for expected 6,500
students in new state-supported Summer Semester
San Francisco, March 7, 2001 - Marking a new trend in
year-round operations, San Francisco State University
students may apply for financial aid to attend the
University's greatly expanded, state-supported Summer
More than 670 classes will be offered, including many
high-demand courses required for graduation. In a pilot
program last year, 67 classes were offered in the summer.
University officials expect 6,000 to 7,000 students to
enroll in this year's Summer Semester, compared to only 640
students last year.
Because Summer Semester is state-supported, financial aid
will be available for eligible students. In the past,
students wishing to take classes over the summer had to
register through the College of Extended Learning and bear
the full cost of the classes without the opportunity to
receive financial aid.
"More students - particularly those in financial need - will
now have additional opportunities to take the courses they
need to graduate," said Gail Whitaker, SFSU associate vice
president for academic program development. "In addition,
students who want to graduate sooner will be able to take
many high-demand courses during the summer."
Newly admitted and continuing SFSU students may register for
up to 14 units beginning Monday, April 2. Non-SFSU students
may enroll in Summer Semester courses through the College of
Extended Learning beginning Monday, April 16.
The summer session will run in two five-week sessions, June
11 - July 15 or July 16 - Aug. 19, and one 10-week session,
June 11 - Aug. 19.
On-campus housing also will be available during the summer
on a first-come, first-served basis. For summer housing
applications or more information, contact Housing and
Residential Services at (415) 338-1067 or visit www.sfsu.edu/~housing.
To apply for financial aid, students must have the 2000-2001
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file
with the SFSU Office of Student Financial Aid and submit a
Summer Financial Aid Request Form, which will be available
Wednesday, March 21. For details on financial aid, call
(415) 338-7000 or visit www.sfsu.edu/~finaid.
For more information about SFSU's Summer Semester, call
(415) 338-3000 or visit www.sfsu.edu/summer.
All California State University campuses plan to have
year-round operations in effect next year. Gov. Gray Davis
has allocated an additional $16 million of this year's state
budget to support the CSU's year-round operations. Summer
Semester will help SFSU prepare for Tidal Wave II, the
influx of children of the Baby Boom generation and
immigrants expected to flood California universities by
The fourth largest campus in the 23-campus California State
University system, SFSU is a highly diverse, comprehensive,
public and urban university.