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.
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.
Feb. 09, 2015
The donation will go toward a new basketball development center in the Athletics Village.
Jan. 28, 2015
Gov. Mark Dayton unveiled his budget proposal on Tuesday, and it only offers one-quarter of what the school requested.
Jan. 28, 2015
Senators probed University leaders on a variety of topics as they asked for state money.
Jan. 26, 2015
At the Capitol on Thursday, U leaders said the institution passed performance measures.
Nov. 12, 2014
Mayor Hodges is proposing no new funding for public art in 2015.
  • Logan Wroge
Nov. 10, 2014
With the newly divided state Legislature, the University’s proposed tuition freeze could face opposition.
Oct. 15, 2014
Getting bonding funds can be tricky, and some are unsure of the U’s strategy for doing so.


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