The University of Minnesota’s Board of Regents approved University President Eric Kaler’s $3.8 billion budget proposal Friday, which included tuition hikes for some.
Kaler’s budget plan includes a 2.5 percent tuition increase for resident or reciprocity undergraduates and a 7.5 percent increase for nonresident, nonreciprocity undergraduates on the Twin Cities campus. Tuition will also increase for many graduate and professional students.
The plan also provides increased funds for mental health services on the Twin Cities campus.
Regents say the increase in nonresident tuition was part of a move to position the University somewhere in the middle of the Big Ten with regard to tuition costs for out-of-state students.