MnSCU's reaction to the House higher-ed budget

From spokeswoman Melinda Voss:

“From our standpoint, it is a large cut and it is going to hurt.

The bill carries a one-two punch — first by reducing our base substantially and then by limiting tuition. So, the bill would significantly reduce appropriations and also tie our hands with tuition. We also believe tuition should be set by the governing board.

The presidents have not been planning for a tuition increase greater than 5 percent.”