Fresno State is being forced to make new plans in adjusting to the countryâ€™s economic crisis.
University President John D.Welty said, in a video posted on Fresno State News, that the university is awaiting the passing of the state and federal budgets for education, before making any final decisions.
â€œWeâ€™re making progress getting the budget established for 2009-10, but there still remains continued uncertainty,â€ Welty said in his video address.
However, the most recent proposed budget is most likely to see an $8.8 million cut.
The budget is pending on the passing of federal legislatureâ€™s passing of a $10 billion education plan, $50 million of which would be issued to the California State University system and $3 million which would be received at Fresno State.
In order to reduce the high cuts, it has been proposed to increase student fees by 10 percent, which would cover $4.5 million of the cut.
There is also the possibility that class sizes will increase as a result of the elimination of nearly 100 low-enrollment classes. Many part-time teachers will not be rehired as well and overall enrollment may decrease by 500-600 students.
The budget is only a proposal and will not be finalized until anywhere from late April to early June, Welty said.