California university system cancels in-person fall classes

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California State University, the nation’s largest four-year public university system, announced Tuesday that it was canceling in-person classes at its 23 campuses for the fall semester, and continuing offering courses online due to the coronavirus crisis.

The California system is the first among major universities to decide against allowing students to return to campus this fall. Most U.S. colleges are working toward reopening while preparing backup plans for remote learning.

Many schools already have financial troubles, and face possible tuition shortfalls if large numbers of students decide to take the semester off, or demand big tuition cuts.

Experts say a $14 billion bailout Congress approved in the spring won’t be enough to make up for tuition losses if enrollment drops sharply.

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