The Governor proposes that the Montana University System receive $273 million for the next biennium. Even if her proposal becomes reality, the University System likely faces a shortfall of approximately $38 million dollars. This does not address fiscal concerns of how to fund the MUS pay plan, nor improve system quality. Given that or any other likely budget scenario, the board requests that management prepare a budgetary option for board consideration of not raising student tuition during the upcoming biennium.


Submitted by Student Regent Hur

January 16-17, 2003