News Release| Summer Session; Cal State L.A.

 

 

Cal State L.A. changes approach to summer courses

Budget decline prompts move to self-supported, pay-per-unit framework

Los Angeles, CA –  To cope with state budget cuts requiring Cal State L.A. to reduce its enrollment by almost 10 percent for the 2010-2011 academic year, the University is changing how it offers its summer term, moving from a state-supported session to a predominantly self-supported summer term.

The term, which runs from June 21 to Sept. 4, will offer courses in ten-week and five-week sessions administered through the Division of Extended Education.

The lack of state support will require summer students to pay per-unit fees that range from $210 to $244 for state-resident students, and $442 for non-resident students. An additional campus fee of $186.65 will also be charged for each student.  Some limited state-supported course offerings will remain available.

Previously, Cal State L.A.’s summer terms were state-supported, resulting in student fees that were the same as in fall, winter and spring quarters. In 2009, summer-quarter fees were $1,546 for resident undergraduate students who enrolled in more than six units.

Additional details are in the memo below and available at www.calstatela.edu/exed/summer2010.

 (The fees for the summer 2010 term were established by the CSU Chancellor’s Office in January. The CSU strives to keep students costs to a minimum.  Fees listed in published schedules or student accounts may need to be increased when public funding is inadequate.  Therefore, CSU must reserve the right, even after initial fee payments are made, to increase or modify any listed fee for summer quarter, without notice, until the date when instruction for summer quarter has begun.  All CSU listed fees should be regarded as estimates that are subject to change.)

 


 

MEMO / California State University, Los Angeles

Date:      February 12, 2010

TO:        Campus Community

FROM:     Desdemona Cardoza, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

RE:         Updated Information about Summer 2010

This notice is to provide you with some important information regarding Summer 2010. 

As many of you know, Cal State L.A., along with the other 22 CSU campuses, faces some very serious budgetary challenges in the upcoming academic year.  In addition to a significant budget reduction, we are being required to reduce enrollment for 2010-11 by 9.5 percent.  In an attempt to manage this difficult situation, while trying to minimize the impact on student progress towards degree, the campus has decided to move from a state-supported summer term to a predominantly self-supported summer term offered through the Division of Extended Education.  There will be limited state-supported course offerings by some of the Colleges.

Here is some important information for you:  

·         The summer term will begin on June 21.  It will offer one ten-week session and two five-week sessions.

·         Students who complete their graduation requirements during the summer term will be allowed to graduate at the end of the summer session.

·         All the usual processes for matriculated student for registration, receipt of payments, applying for financial aid, etc. will be used.

·         State University Grants, Pell Grants and direct loans will be available to students who qualify.

·         Fees for the summer term were set by the Chancellor’s Office on January 14, 2010, as follows:

Summer 2010 Undergraduate Student Fees[1]

Summer 2010

Credential Student Fees1

Summer 2010

Graduate Student Fees1

Summer 2010 Nonresident Fees1

 

 

 

 

$150 course fee /unit

$173 course fee/unit

$184 course fee/unit

$442 Course fee/unit

$60 instructional support fee/unit

$60 instructional support fee/unit

$60 instructional support fee/unit

N/A

$186.65  campus  mandatory fees/student[2]

$186.65 campus mandatory fees/student2

$186.65  campus mandatory fees/student2

$186.65  campus mandatory fees/student2

 

·         Complete and continually updated information about this summer term will be available on the Summer 2010 website, www.calstatela.edu/exed/summer2010

·         A workshop will be scheduled for Academic Affairs and Student Affairs staff to provide additional information regarding the summer session.

·         A series of advertisements will be published in the University Times to ensure that students are informed about the summer term’s course offerings.

·         All students will receive emails to their CSULA mailboxes informing them about the summer session.

·         A preliminary schedule is now available via the Summer 2010 website, and a link on the University’s home page will connect to registration information.

·         In a self-supported summer term, courses may be cancelled up to the third day of class, based on enrollments.

More information will be provided to the campus community as it becomes available.

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1 The CSU makes every effort to keep students costs to a minimum.  Fees listed in published schedules or student accounts may need to be increased when funding is inadequate.  Therefore, CSU must reserve the right, even after initial fee payments are made, to increase or modify any listed fee for summer quarter, without notice, until the date when instruction for summer quarter has begun.  All CSU listed fees should be regarded as estimates that are subject to change.

2 Campus mandatory fees include fees for the following:  Student Health Center, Health Facilities, Athletics, Instructional Related Activities, Associated Students, and University-Student Union.

 

 


 

 

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