Campus: CSU, Fresno -- April 17, 2001
Summer Classes A Bargain This Year At Fresno
California State University, Fresno students who attend summer classes
through Extended Education this year will enjoy a decrease in fees as
the university moves toward full, year-round state-support of its courses
A currently enrolled or admitted California student could save from
$15 on a one-unit class to more than $700 if he or she enrolls in 12
units this summer, said Kenneth Shipley, associate provost for academic
"This summer is an absolute bargain for students," said Shipley.
Fresno State will offer 230 classes in 40 disciplines.
Summer courses are offered on a self-supporting basis by the Division
of Extended Education. But this summer, funding from the Legislature
will provide state support to reduce fees, Shipley said.
The move toward what is called "year round operations" has
been under way for several years after a Legislative Analyst's Office
recommendation that it be used as a cost-cutting measure that could
also offset the need for new construction and allow student to earn
their degrees quicker. All California State University campuses except
the Maritime Academy will be converting to full state-supported summer
terms by the summer of 2002, said Shipley. Nonresidents, international
students and students who are not admitted to Fresno
State will pay the same Extended Education fees as previous years, $120
Summer session classes provide from one class to a full semester's work
but in a variety of time frames, from May 29 to Aug. 17. Some classes,
for example, meet for three hours daily for three weeks. Students register
on the first two days of the session in which the class is offered.
For more information, call 278-0333.
Also this summer, Fresno State's College of Education enters its third
year of a project that offers a price-break for teaching credential
program courses. Students pay normal undergraduate or graduate fees,
rather than the higher fees of self-supporting Extended Education classes.
Shipley said the pilot program has attracted new students to the education
courses and allowed those enrolled to finish quicker because of the
selection and flexibility in the summer.
For information on teaching credential program courses, call 278-2261.