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.
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.
Oct. 13, 2014
On Friday, the board approved Kaler’s budget request, which includes a new tuition freeze.
Oct. 08, 2014
The University has nearly $3 billion in estimated facility needs over the next decade.
May. 06, 2014
The Senate recommended $125 million for the University, with a final amount due next week.
Mar. 31, 2014
The U must meet certain metrics to get its full operating budget next year.
Dec. 12, 2013
The proposed budget was amended Wednesday to provide funds for additional surveillance in the University's area.
Oct. 23, 2013
The 2014 capital request is focused on improving and building labs.
Sep. 25, 2013
There weren’t enough reps. for a vote, and members disagreed on leadership stipends.
Aug. 07, 2013
The new deal ties interest rates to the financial market.
Jul. 31, 2013
The University has requested nearly $233 million for construction and renovation projects.
May. 29, 2013
The bill included about $110 million in University funding.
May. 17, 2013
The House and Senate both voted to fund a University of Minnesota tuition freeze and the DREAM Act.


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