“We applaud the Governor for sustaining his commitment to the multi-year funding plan for the California State University (CSU). This investment enables us to serve California’s future economic growth, and social mobility for our populace, through affordable access to high quality education and degrees. The good news for the CSU and its students is that the proposed budget will enable the University to improve existing programs and services, and maintain tuition at the current rate for the fourth consecutive year,” explained Chancellor Timothy P. White.
The Governor’s 2014-15 budget proposal includes a proposed $142.2 million budget allocation for the CSU. The new debt service framework for some facilities, outlined in the proposal, will provide the University with the improved flexibility and tools to manage debt service obligations, and address critical maintenance, repair and infrastructure needs throughout the system.
President Joseph I. Castro said he does not yet have specific budget figures for Fresno State, but he expects a year of stability. And, he said, “We are looking forward to serving an additional 400 students in the fall based on funding announced in November by the chancellor.”
The Governor’s budget plan also addresses a much-needed policy change to the Cal Grant program to stabilize financial support for students. The policy improvement will keep a CSU education financially accessible for ongoing students who experience significant income fluctuations. Under the past policy, these students were at high risk of losing eligibility for the Cal Grant program.
About the California State University
The California State University is the largest system of senior higher education in the country, with 23 campuses, approximately 437,000 students and 44,000 faculty and staff. The CSU awards about 96,000 degrees annually and since its creation in 1961 has conferred nearly 2.8 million. The CSU is renowned for the quality of its teaching and for the job-ready graduates it produces. The mission of the CSU is to provide high-quality, affordable education to meet the ever changing needs of the people of California. With its commitment to excellence, diversity and innovation, the CSU is the university system that is working for California. Connect with and learn more about the CSU at CSU Social Media. Show how the CSU matters to you and take action.