California State University system officials have announced that they plan to freeze enrollment at most campuses as a result of significant budget cuts. This comes on the heels of a 9.1 percent tuition hike that goes into effect in the fall. The devastating news is getting national attention because thousands of new students, as well as thousands of community college students hoping to transfer to a CSU school, will be denied admission or put on a waiting list – some could wait as long as two years to begin their education. Students and parents are wondering "what are we supposed to do now?"
"There are alternatives to the struggling public system of higher education in California," said Brandman University Chancellor Gary Brahm. "There is no question, especially in today's competitive job market, that a college degree is essential and you should not put your education on hold because of the Cal State admissions freeze."
"While a private school like Brandman might have slightly higher tuition than the Cal State system, students at those institutions have a difficult time getting into classes they need and take longer to finish degree programs, which will cost you more in the long run," Brahm said. "It is important to consider the amount of time it will take to finish your degree when evaluating your options and weighing costs. At Brandman, our programs are designed so that you can work full time while earning your degree, allowing many of our students to borrow less in student loans. There are a number of financial aid options available no matter what your situation."
A recognized leader in higher education, Brandman offers more than 50 degree programs, small class sizes and year-round sessions so students can earn their degree in as little as two years.
Brandman University has established a special hotline specifically for students who are affected by the Cal State freeze. To learn more about degree programs available in California and how to apply for financial aid, call 877-814-3166 or email email@example.com.
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Read More About the Freeze:
Cal State Plans to Cut Enrollment Next Year | Associated Press
Cal State Plans to Freeze Enrollment | Business Week
Cal State plans to Freeze Enrollment Next Spring at Most Campuses | LA Times
Cal State to Close Door on Spring 2013 Enrollment | San Francisco Chronicle
CSU Board Decries Enrollment Cuts, Tells Chief to Look for Other Options | Modesto Bee
CSU Plans to Close the Door on Enrollment | Pasadena City College Courier
CSU's Enrollment Freeze May Delay Transfering | El Camino College Union
CSU's Proposed Admission Freeze Would Hurt Middle Class | The Sacramento Bee
For Have-Nots, the Rockier Road to a College Degree Increases the Appeal of Alternatives | Chronicle of Higher Education
High Schools, Community Colleges React to CSU Enrollment Freeze | LA Times
State Cripples Higher Education | Visalia Times Delta
Brandman University, a part of the Chapman University System, is a private, non-profit institution accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) with programs offered both online and at 26 campuses in California and Washington.