MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The regents of the University of Minnesota are scheduled to vote Monday on a budget that will increase tuition 5 percent for most undergraduates while cutting millions of dollars in expenses.

The budget includes an expected cut of about $71 million in state aid to $520.3 million next year. The university plans to cover about two-thirds of the shortfall through budget cuts. Those cuts include layoffs, wage and salary freezes and passing more health care costs along to employees.

The budget would also raise nearly $45 million in tuition and fees. Tuition will increase 5 percent for most resident undergraduates.

The increase may feel steeper to some students because federal stimulus money the university used for scholarships for the past two years has run out.

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Comments (2)
  1. pat says:

    The regents have left the average Minnesota student and that studen’s family behind. We are in the middle of class warfare. What happened to Education for all at an affordable rate? What happened to Minnesota’s committment to all of it citizens and their children? Are we too cheap to not afford the future? Time for a change.

  2. Ron says:

    This is such a crock of crap. Boo HOO HOO. I guess spring breakers will have to stay home then. Perhaps it will motivate the numerous professional students to forget about the their useless PHD’s and focus on a JOB!

    If the university actually focused on training Medical, engineers, teachers and crap canned the farm teams for professional sports. They would have my sympathys. However they strap many young minds full of mush with degrees that are not worth the paper they are printed on with the debt and wasted time that comes with it.

    How do you get a Political scinence PHD off of your front steps? Pay them for the pizza….

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