CSSA believes quality academic advising is an effective and student-friendly means to graduating students.
- In recent years, state leaders have committed less and less support into the CSU system.
- To make up for the cuts, systemwide mandatory student fees have increased each year since 2001 (with the exception of the 2006 election year).
- The increase in student fees does not completely fill the gap in programs and services left by deep budget cuts.
- Students pay more for college each year, but the cost has not resulted in improved classes, more course sections, better advising, or faster time to graduation.
History of State Funding
- California Master Plan for Higher Education established in 1960 that all qualified Californians should have the opportunity to enroll in affordable, quality institutions of higher education.
- Investment in public higher education, including the CSU, provided opportunities for the people of California to thrive and made the economy prosperous.
- Since the 1980s the commitment to the Master Plan has eroded steadily.
- The combination of hard economic times, expenditure mandates and tax-cutting measures have constrained revenue growth and limited discretionary funding available to the state.