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WiFi information
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Network: NCTC-GUEST
Username: MSCSA
PW: northlandguest
Frozen!
Budgets in the Time of Tuition Stability
Why this year is different:
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The system received $100 million in
new money from the state
First increase in approp...
Frozen! So why consult?
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Fees matter

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Where money is spent matters

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Facilities matter

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Planning matters
How is budget set?
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Annual process
Restricted by:
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State Appropriation
Enrollment
Personnel
Cost of progra...
When is tuition set?
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Follows the legislative calendar
Board approves in summer
What is required?
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Student input
Materials
Q and A
Discussion
Consultation letter
Challenges:
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Revenue sources are restricted
Funding per student still down
Bargaining agreements
◦ $17 million one-t...
What you need to know:
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Budget outlook
Enrollment projections
Cuts made/proposed
Reserves
Fee change scenar...
Best Practices:
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Several meetings
Ask questions, discuss as a senate
Ask for scenarios
Follow checklist
Best Practices:
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Consult early and often
Know consultation policy
Have a plan
Ask why
Timeline
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Fall-April: Campus consultation
Late April: Consultation letters due
June: Board approval of operating
bud...
The Letter
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MUST comment on process
MAY comment on the proposal
Use your own words
Be thoughtful, professiona...
Resources:
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Toolkit
MSCSA
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Tuition Consultation 2013-14

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Presented by Jessica Medearis
There may be a tuition freeze, but that shouldn't put students out in the cold when it comes to college budgets! In this session, learn how to make the most of the consultation process and develop a plan for your campus on fees, student services, and more.

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  1. 1. WiFi information    Network: NCTC-GUEST Username: MSCSA PW: northlandguest
  2. 2. Frozen! Budgets in the Time of Tuition Stability
  3. 3. Why this year is different:    The system received $100 million in new money from the state First increase in appropriations since 2008 $78 million to FREEZE tuition for two years ◦ 2013-2014 ◦ 2014-2015
  4. 4. Frozen! So why consult?  Fees matter  Where money is spent matters  Facilities matter  Planning matters
  5. 5. How is budget set?   Annual process Restricted by: ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ State Appropriation Enrollment Personnel Cost of programming Chancellor Board action
  6. 6. When is tuition set?   Follows the legislative calendar Board approves in summer
  7. 7. What is required?      Student input Materials Q and A Discussion Consultation letter
  8. 8. Challenges:    Revenue sources are restricted Funding per student still down Bargaining agreements ◦ $17 million one-time money  Other inflationary costs
  9. 9. What you need to know:        Budget outlook Enrollment projections Cuts made/proposed Reserves Fee change scenarios Online rates Course/program differentials
  10. 10. Best Practices:     Several meetings Ask questions, discuss as a senate Ask for scenarios Follow checklist
  11. 11. Best Practices:     Consult early and often Know consultation policy Have a plan Ask why
  12. 12. Timeline    Fall-April: Campus consultation Late April: Consultation letters due June: Board approval of operating budget, including tuition and fees
  13. 13. The Letter       MUST comment on process MAY comment on the proposal Use your own words Be thoughtful, professional, and honest Share with others Ask for help
  14. 14. Resources:   Toolkit MSCSA
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