Students applying to California State University schools will receive a letter cautioning them about the availability of spots for the 2013-2014 academic year, according to a report.
Applicants will be warned that some spots could be taken away if Proposition 30 does not pass in November, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Proposition 30 would raise the state sales tax by a quarter cent for four years and raise taxes on incomes over $250,000 for seven years to help close California's budget deficit.
The letter to prospective students would warn them about cuts to the education budget
"Because enrollment capacity is tied to the amount of available state funding, the campuses will be able to admit more applicants if Proposition 30 passes and fewer applicants if the proposition fails," a draft of a letter to CSU Monterey Bay applicants states in LA Times.
The letter will then include a link to Prop 30’s “Yes” and “No” campaigns.
Gov. Jerry Brown is campaigning hard for the initiative saying it’s the only way to avoid billions of dollars in cuts to schools and higher education.
"If Proposition 30 passes, you'll have more classes, and fewer classes will be cut," Brown told San Diego students in August. "Prop 30 is asking the most blessed to pay a little bit more money."
CSU officials told LA Times that each university, including local state schools such as San Diego State University and California State University San Marcos, will send out their own version of the letter.
"We wanted to give students and parents some sense of context as to why we are [holding] applications until the end of November," CSU spokesperson Claudia Keith told LA Times. "We are not advocating one way or the other. We are just laying out the facts of what the budget is and what impact this will have on our budget."