Approved by the: Student Senate - December 3, 1998
Administration - March 12, 1999
Board of Regents - no action required

UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA STUDENT SENATE RESOLUTION ON TUITION

WHEREAS the Regents will approve the rates of tuition for the 1999-2000 academic year in March, and

WHEREAS the Administration plans to equalize upper and lower division tuition levels in this increase, and

WHEREAS President Yudof has proposed an average 3% tuition increase for the 1999-2000 academic year, and

WHEREAS this proposal is much more modest than the University of Minnesota's average increases over the last fifteen years, which have accounted for a composite 172% increase since 1983, and

WHEREAS President Yudof has promised a larger "basket of goods" in the University's biennial legislative request, which will benefit all students, and

WHEREAS the University's position will improve with unity behind its biennial legislative request,

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, the University of Minnesota Student Senate supports the Administration's proposal for an average undergraduate 3% tuition increase for the 1999-2000 academic year, and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, the University of Minnesota Student Senate advocates for the Administration to increase financial aid to account for this increase to students in need.

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