DRAGON NEWS Cuts in state funding contribute to need for tuition increase
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Average annual tuition and fee rates will increase at state universities beginning this fall under a budget approved Wednesday by the Minnesota State Colleges and Universitie... Posted on 6/23/11 at 10:41 AM
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The Bank of North Dakota has been in the business of making federally guaranteed student loans since the program began more than 40 years ago. Today, officials at the state-owned bank wonder if that legacy could vanish.
With university presidents now among the best-paid state employees in North Dakota, the State Board of Higher Education is trying to figure out a way to offer additional incentives for superior performance in a way the public and lawmakers can accept.
It isn’t just tuition increases that are driving up the cost of college. Around the country, deep budget cuts are forcing colleges to lay off instructors and eliminate some classes, making it harder for students to get into the courses they need to earn their degree. The likely result: more time in college.
Terence Chea and Justin Pope
, October 12, 2009
That University of Minnesota sweatshirt on the sales rack at the campus bookstore might just be made in Minnesota, or at least the United States. There's certainly a better chance of it now that a new state law is about to take effect.
Eighty-five percent of college students surveyed in an Associated Press-mtvU poll reported feeling stressed in their daily lives in recent months: Worries about grades, school work, money and relationships were the big culprits.
The board's finance subcommittee is recommending that its four-year colleges hold tuition increases to 3.5 percent or less this fall. The North Dakota university system's budget bill assumes a 4 percent tuition increase this year at North Dakota's four-year schools. A tuition freeze is planned at the two-year schools.
Let the names of candidates for college presidencies be kept confidential, at least until the candidates have made it through a preliminary round. “The perfect” is the rule that all state business should be public record, no mater what. In North Dakota, that rule makes public the names of all applicants for the job of state college or university president.
That fact, in turn, keeps presidents at institutions in other states from applying.
The University of Minnesota’s Board of Regents has approved the sale of alcohol in luxury suites and clubrooms at the university’s new on-campus football stadium. The decision by a split board today also allows limited alcohol sales at Mariucci Arena and Williams Arena, where the university’s hockey and basketball teams play.
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