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Governor announces supplemental budget recommendations

March 19, 2018

On Friday, March 16, Governor Dayton announced his supplemental budget recommendations for the FY18-19 biennium. The governor's recommendations include $10 million for the University of Minnesota to hold tuition flat for undergraduate residents in the 2018-2019 academic year, as requested by the Board of Regents.


FY19 Supplemental Budget Request

March 9, 2018

On March 8, the Board of Regents approved a $10 million supplemental budget request to submit to the state. The University of Minnesota will use this funding, if approved by the legislature and signed into law by the governor, to hold tuition flat in academic year 2018-19 for resident undergraduate students at all five University campuses. This will save approximately 31,500 students $200-250 next year. 


State budget forecast surplus

March 2, 2018

The first full week of the Minnesota legislative session brought plenty of activity, including the release of the state budget forecast, a hearing on the University of Minnesota's capital request, and the announcement of committee policy deadlines. 


2018 Legislative Session is underway!

February 23, 2018

On Tuesday, February 20, the Minnesota State Legislature reconvened in Saint Paul to begin the 2018 legislative session.