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The U of M is Minnesota’s skilled workforce
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.
Research expenditures at U of M for fiscal year 2017.
Estimated annual economic impact of U of M research statewide.
U of M Morris students who are Native American, the highest percentage of Native students at a four-year, non-tribal institution in the upper Midwest.
Number of applied research reports delivered by Extension’s Center for Community Vitality to Minnesota communities in 2016.
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.
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.
On Tuesday, February 20, the Minnesota State Legislature reconvened in Saint Paul to begin the 2018 legislative session.