$1.8 MILLION ERROR: College of the Desert might have to repay up to $1.8 million to state

by Andrew Morales
A calculation error spanning eight years could make College of the Desert (COD) liable for up to $1.8 million. This error compounds the already precarious budget situation at COD. Regardless of the amount that must be paid back to the state of California, the resulting funding loss will be in addition to the planned $2.4 million in cuts. The calculation error misrepresented the number of Full Time Equivalent Students (FTES) attending the college, the number which determines the amount of funding the college receives from the state.

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