Thursday, January 12, 2017

Nebraska higher ed officials brace for news on state funding cut - World-Herald News Service

Public higher education officials in Nebraska are prepared for bad news Thursday when Gov. Pete Ricketts delivers his State of the State address. They expect to absorb some level of state funding cut because of a budget gap with which the State of Nebraska is contending. How big a hit will be recommended for state colleges, universities and two-year colleges remains to be seen. Administrators are concerned that academic programs could be cut or that hefty tuition increases might be necessary. Nebraska is not alone in its budget struggle. States including Iowa, Wyoming, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Illinois and Louisiana face budget shortfalls, said Michael Baumgartner, executive director of the Nebraska Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education. http://kwbe.com/local-news/nebraska-higher-ed-officials-brace-for-news-on-state-funding-cut/

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