Facing a potential $7.6 million operating deficit, East Stroudsburg University officials say faculty and program cuts could be looming.
They will have a better idea once the university’s 2013-14 budget is finalized, said Kenn Marshall, a spokesman for the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, which oversees the 14-state-owned universities, including ESU.
Student tuition and fees account for about three-quarters of ESU’s revenue, but calculating true enrollment figures isn’t straightforward, Marshall said.
During the first few weeks of classes, students can drop out or enroll late.
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