ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system is moving ahead with a budget that would raise tuitionan average of nearly 4 percent at its 25 two-year colleges.
That’s higher than the 3 percent cap approved by the Legislature in a bill that was vetoed this spring by Gov. Mark Dayton.
The MnSCU board discussed next year’s budget on Wednesday. A vote is scheduled for next Wednesday.
The president of the group representing students at MnSCU colleges, Travis Johnson, asked the board to cap the tuition hike at 3 percent.
But Chancellor James McCormick said that wasn’t practical because the system is expecting a nearly 11 percent cut in state funding.
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