These are the most trying times for students at SF State in decades. Fees are higher than ever and class space is getting harder to come by.San Francisco State is facing its toughest time in decades.
The 2011-12 budget has propsed to cut the CSU's budget by $650 million – nearly a quarter of the state’s operating support to the university which would be the lowest funding level we have received in 14 years even though we are serving over 90,000 more students.
It is still too early to know what the dollar impact will be on San Francisco State University but is anticipated that that the SF State share of that cut will be at least $40 million.
Equally as alarming, the final budget relies on increased current-year revenue estimates of $1.2 billion to reflect higher than anticipated revenue since May and approximately $4 billion more in revenue to the 2011-12 year. If the revenue does not materialize, there will be mid-year tiered trigger cuts, most of which would be effective January 1, 2012. If the state only receives $2 billion to $3 billion, the state will impose approximately $600 million in cuts including an additional $100 million to the CSU.
We're asking you to take a moment and send a message to your legislator and the Governor - tell them to make funding higher education a priority.
Get Involved and Take Action!
Students are the shining stars of this University. You can help San Francisco State University at this critical time by being the voice of SF State -- to let California’s legislators know how this University has made a difference to you, to our region and to our state.
Visit our Action Center to take send a special message to the Governor.
Contribute stories that illustrate the impact of budget cuts on
your program and students to EBAC. These stories will be
included in a CSU report being sent to the California Legislature. Send your stories to Derek Aitken.