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Impact & Need

Historically, general fund support from the state has covered nearly 70 percent of what it actually costs to educate students.

But that support has recently dropped to only 39 percent—while student fees have increased an unprecedented 30 percent.

Your gift to the Annual Fund helps bridge the widening gap between funded and unfunded costs for each student.

And makes sure higher education is not out of reach.

A male and female student smile for the camera as they walk up the stairs.

Amber and Adolfo Escobedo | President’s Scholars

“When we walked into Cal State L.A. it was like someone had rolled out the red carpet—it was like being a superstar with a very large personal assistant team. Their help sure made it easier for us to excel in our classes.” — Adolfo Escobedo | Student