California State University system will turn down 10,000 eligible students. It doesn’t have the money to educate them.
“The bottom line is there will be 10,000 qualified California graduating students from the largest high school senior class ever in California’s history who will not get into the CSU system because of budget cuts and the probability that next year’s budget will be even worse,” said Lt. Gov. John Garamendi, who serves as a University of California regent and a California State University trustee.
Many of these will be low socioeconomic students who are among the first to go to college in their family.
However, the new changes can work against financially strapped and first-generation students, who may not apply quickly enough to the increasingly competitive schools.