Saturday, October 22, 2016

ASUM seeks more state funding for UM - Matthew Neuman, Montana Kaimin

The Associated Students of the University of Montana passed a resolution Wednesday to lobby the Montana State Legislature to increase state funding of the University. The resolution asks the legislature to consider an allowance of state funds to reach 50 percent of the University budget. Currently, 39 percent of funding is from the state, and the rest is largely covered by tuition and fees. As recently as 1992, 72 percent of funding came from the state, but as enrollment grew and peaked in 2010, state funding became a decreasing source of funds. The current decline in enrollment has led the University administration to cut faculty and programs due to fewer fees and tuition collected.

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