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Cal States to Fine CSUN $7M for Trying to Educate Too Many Students!
February 6th, 2012

Cal State system plans to fine CSUN $7M for not cutting enrollment as ordered. In Northridge’s defense many of the “over enrollment” students were on leave or part-time and “got their life plans going, and this creates a bump in the road.” (Stevens, a director of counselling at CSUN). It should be noted that if you are not a full-time student (get 3-4 classes) then you lose financial aid, housing, athletic eligibility and day care for children to name a few consequences. MORE than a bump in the road to some! The Director of Financial Aid quoted in the Los Angeles Time article: “They’re (students) doing what they’re supposed to do but the rug keeps getting pulled from under them.” Can they take time off and get a job? Not likely in this economy. Are we making a backroom choice WHO gets a college education and who DOESN’T? Life is choices, but let’s get it out in the public. And for those who cannot take the college path, lets offer options other than for-profit trade schools that cost more than CSUN.

articles.latimes.com/2012/jan/28/local/la-me-csun-20120128

Perhaps most important for the entire family, the Head Start College program paces students to complete their applications by Thanksgiving.

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