August 6, 2004

Sacramento State now
accepting applications for spring

California State University, Sacramento will be able to accept as many as 600 additional new students this spring 2005 semester, thanks to additional enrollment funding agreed to by the Governor and Legislature in the recently signed state budget.

Applications are now being accepted, and the priority filing period is through Aug. 31. After that, applications will continue to be accepted until available space is filled. Those eligible to apply include freshmen who have not taken college classes since they graduated from high school, upper-division transfer students with at least 56 units and graduate students. The University is also accepting applications from second bachelor’s degree students in areas of critical need (teaching, nursing, speech pathology and audiology, sciences, and engineering).

The 600 new students will be among 7,500 that the 23-campus California State University system will be able to admit in the spring.

That comes on the heels of 23,000 students being denied access for this fall as the CSU system instituted significant cuts in response to the January budget proposal, which called for $297 million in reductions. The approved budget restores $40.3 million for modest enrollment growth.

The final $2.45 billion CSU budget includes new student fee revenue of about $102 million from 14 percent fee hikes for undergraduates, 20 percent for teacher credential students and 25 percent for graduate students. Despite those and other fee increases in recent years, Sacramento State remains a higher education bargain: $1,412 a semester for full-time undergraduates, $1,598 a semester for full-time credential students and $1,655 a semester for full-time graduate students.

Applications are available online at www.csumentor.edu. Graduate applicants should contact the graduate studies office at (916) 278-6470. All other applicants can contact (916) 278-7362 for additional information about Sacramento State.

Media assistance is available from the Sacramento State public affairs office at (916) 278-6156.

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