FY25 Supplemental Budget Request

Biennial Budget Requests
  • Minimize tuition increases for students
  • Retain talented faculty and staff through increased compensation
  • Invest in more student services such as counseling, advising, and academic support
  • Maintain safe, functional, and accessible classrooms and facilities
  • Support research and technology infrastructure

Last session, the state increased funding for the University in FY24, but did not provide the additional requested funding of $45 million in FY25.

"For our student laboratory supplies—which for some supplies, such as some of our microbiology plates—we have seen costs increase by over 400%. We cannot, nor do we want to, increase tuition and laboratory fees to pass these costs on to our students. My faculty deserve to be adequately compensated for the work they do. Programs like mine that help meet critical needs of the people of Minnesota need adequate support from the State of Minnesota." 

- Donna Spannaus Martin, Professor and Program Director, University of Minnesota Medical Laboratory Sciences to the House Higher Education Committee on October 30, 2024