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California State University plans drastic enrollment cuts

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UC San Diego ethnic studies major Diana Spix, right, rallies in support of continued state funding for Cal Grants.

California State University plans to limit enrollment to only community college transfer applicants for spring 2013 because of severe cuts to state funding.

Only eight of the system's 23 campuses will admit students, and only transfer applicants will be allowed admission, CSU Vice Chancellor Robert Turnage told the AP today.

Administrators say the system plans to reduce total enrollment by 20,000 to 25,000 students during the 2013-14 academic year if voters don't approve Gov. Jerry Brown's tax initiative in November.

Without approval, the governor's budget plan would hit the system with another $200 million in cuts for 2012. This comes on top of the $750 million cut this year.

University officials will explain the plan to the CSU Board of Trustee when it meets Tuesday in Long Beach.

Campuses do not need board approval to reduce or expand enrollment.

For some more details on the CSU cuts click here.

Tami Abdollah can be reached via email and on Twitter (@latams).

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