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California State University To Add Classes to School Schedules
for Fall 2010


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CSU to Add Classes to School Schedules for Fall 2010

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(February 5, 2010) – The California State University will allocate $50.9 million in one-time funds to campuses to provide additional course sections and classes for students, as well as student support services. 

"We previously provided campuses with an initial $25.6 million from one-time federal stimulus money to add approximately 4,000 classes for this spring, but we were waiting until the Governor announced his proposed 2010-2011 budget to move forward with the remaining funds," said CSU Chancellor Charles B. Reed. "The CSU has a strong starting point in what we know will be a long and uncertain budget process, and we want to provide students with as many courses as possible. Hopefully, this will help to alleviate some of the shortages in classes, and students will be able to make faster progress toward their degree."

Systemwide, CSU campuses will add up to approximately 8,100 additional course sections and retain additional lecturers for the fall 2010 term.

These university funds are available thanks to an additional $76.5 million one-time federal allocation that has helped CSU to meet its payroll.  In turn, CSU will be able to use monies from state support and student fee revenues previously set aside for payroll to add the course sections. However, the federal stimulus funds and associated CSU funds are one-time only, and must be used on a limited-term basis and not create ongoing spending.

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