As the price of education continues to rise and class availability continues to decrease, Santa Ana College's Associated Student Government has devised a new plan to help their fellow students keep the classes they need to graduate.
Since the last fund-raiser, a fruit-cup sale, students in charge of raising funds have come up with another creative idea to save classes; selling $5 raffle tickets for the ever-elusive parking spots close to main campus.
"We want to do this," Alex Flores, student body president, said. "[SAC's student government] is committed to make classes available for students, we can't sit back and just let classes continue to disappear."
The Rancho Santiago Community College system has already cut $10.5 million, and as the economy continues to flail more cuts will surely come.
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According to SAC's website, 25% of the budget for summer school has been cut, just as winter intersession was completely canceled.
Flores explains that each class cost about $4,500 and as the budget continues to decrease, important classes like the necessary "Golden Four" needed to transfer to the UC's and CSU's will be harder to attain.
By buying tickets students can now take matters into their own hands and put more money into the Summer Rescue Fund, SRF.
Since the beginning of the year, students of SAC have asked for donations through Facebook, Myspace, and have opened an account with the Santa Ana College foundation so donations can be tax-deductible and the SRF can continue to grow.