Deferrals of payments by the State means MSJC can only offer mandated classes
Mt. San Jacinto College will offer only mandated classes during the 2013 summer session as a result of previous years’ funding cuts and the state’s deferrals of payments.
While the passage of Prop. 30 reduced the amount of funding cuts MSJC was facing, it does not restore years of previous cuts by the state. Prop. 30 means that instead of facing a $7 million funding cut, MSJC still has to bridge $3.5 million in funding cuts in 2012-13. In addition, the state continues to defer 41 percent of funding it owes to community colleges, leaving colleges to borrow money for operating costs.
In an effort to serve MSJC students and remain fiscally responsible, MSJC will offer classes that are mandated. In addition, MSJC is researching offering its MSJConnect again. The program, first offered in summer 2011, is designed to promote student success, reduce District costs and preserve funding for courses students need in the primary semesters of Fall and Spring. If approved, MSJC’s Instruction division and Continuing Education would offer the program, using funding from grants and other sources, to offer free or fee-based workshops.
These workshops will help students succeed in credit courses and the savings will be used to ensure students continue to receive the courses they need for transfer and certificate education during the high-demand Fall and Spring semesters.
The online Summer 2013 application will open May 9th. Unless you are a new student affiliated with one of the programs offering mandated courses (refer to schedule of classes) you should not submit a Summer 2013 application for admission.