The California State University system says 31,000 students who are eligible for enrollment don't end up getting accepted to the schools they apply to. California's budget agreement reached Tuesday calls for the university system to get more of these students into a CSU by sending their applications to less-impacted schools.
Assembly Budget Committee Chair Phil Ting says this will help with what has become a major problem for students.
"We want to make sure that they can at least... they have a letter of acceptance at somewhere in the system," says Ting.
The University of California system already has a similar program which offers students who meet the minimum requirements admission to less impacted schools.
CSU's program is expected to be ready by fall 2018. CSU is also getting $20 million in the budget to increase enrollment by about 2,500 students.