The application filing period for Spring 2011 California State University, Stanislaus hopefuls opened Sunday, but the lack of a state budget has left the college unsure of how many students it can afford to accept.Applicants will receive, at best, a conditional acceptance with no offer of admission until the CSU system learns more about the budget.The constitutional deadline for the governor and Legislature to adopt a budget passed on June 15. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and lawmakers disagree on how to best close a $19.1 billion deficit, with Schwarzenegger refusing to sign a budget without state pension, tax, and spending reforms.The state will run out of money by the end of August if a budget is not passed, according to the State Controller’s Office. That would force a delay in payments to schools and local governments, and possible IOUs.Should an approved budget contain funds to increase CSU enrollment, campuses will process the Spring 2011 applications and formally accept students. If not, applicants can request their admission date be moved from Spring 2011 to the Fall 2011 term, or that their application be withdrawn and the $55 application fee be refunded. Regardless of the budget situation, potential students — including first-time freshman, upper division transfers, credential applicants and, master’s applicants — have until Aug. 31 to apply for a Spring 2011 start at CSU Stanislaus. Spring Semester begins Jan. 27, 2011, and concludes May 26, 2011.Applications can be filed online at www.csumentor.edu.