MnSCU to ask legislators for more money over next 2 years

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Minnesota State Colleges and Universities officials said Wednesday that they are planning to ask state legislators for $97 million more in funds over the next two years, the Star Tribune reported.

With the request, however, comes a pledge: increase enrollment, cut administrative costs by $44 million and impose of tuition cap a 3 percent.

The MnSCU system is made up of 24 two-year colleges and seven state universities. It enrolls more than 420,000 students.

MnSCU's Board of Trustees Wednesday unanimously approved its $1.2 billion budget request, which will result in an 8.9 percent over the two year period, according to the Star Tribune.

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