The University has two separate budgets. Operating budget is planned for system-wide functions and includes all five campuses, while the capital budget includes all building construction and infrastructure work. Each year the school submits two separate budget requests to the state Legislature. Over the past decade, state support to the University has dwindled, and yearly appropriations for the operating budget are back to late 1990s levels. This resulted in numerous cuts and 3 major tuition increases.
  • Keith Min
Sep. 09, 2015
The space would help fight a deficit of parkland in the area.
May. 19, 2015

State legislators did not give the University of Minnesota funds for tuition freeze.

Apr. 21, 2015
State senators passed a higher education bill that offers funds for part of the tuition freeze.
Apr. 15, 2015
House Republicans released a budget proposal Monday that doesn’t include a tuition freeze.
  • Logan Wroge and Ben Farniok
Apr. 15, 2015
The Senate’s higher education committee passed a bill to fund the University’s tuition freeze.
  • Ben Farniok and Logan Wroge
Apr. 14, 2015
The Senate's higher education committee passed a bill to fund the University's tuition freeze.
Apr. 08, 2015
The bonding bill could face a tough time at the Capitol.
Mar. 24, 2015
The funds would go to a partnership between the U and a nonprofit group.
Mar. 05, 2015
Legislators will decide on a final funding amount for the University in May.
Mar. 04, 2015
Minneapolis wants compliance from landlords with high-maintenance properties.
Mar. 02, 2015
The governor proposed to cover the University’s entire request to freeze tuition in the upcoming two years after a budget forecast projected a $1.9 surplus.
Feb. 16, 2015
A lobbying event on Thursday tried to sway legislators to fund an expanded tuition freeze for in-state students of all levels.
Feb. 16, 2015
School officials slimmed down the school’s request to better match the governor’s proposal.
Feb. 11, 2015
The University president says the school plans to realign its budget request for 2016-17.


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