By Laurel Rosenhall
Published: Friday, Feb. 5, 2010 – 3:16 pm

California State University announced today that it will add 8,100 more classes to the fall schedule at its 23 campuses across the state.

The announcement comes as students have been complaining that budget cuts have made it hard for them to get courses they need to graduate on time.

CSU is using $50.9 million in one-time money from federal stimulus funds to pay for retaining lecturers and adding courses, according to a university news release.

“Hopefully, this will help to alleviate some of the shortages in classes, and students will be able to make faster progress toward their degree,” Chancellor Charles B. Reed said in a statement.