Kaler's proposed tuition freeze one step closer to becoming a reality

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The University of Minnesota Board of Regents approved President Eric Kaler's $1.18 billion biennial budget request on Friday.
According to the Minnesota Daily, Kaler requests Minnesota to commit an extra $14.2 million a year for the next two years. This commitment would provide an undergraduate tuition freeze that would save students approximately $2,500 over the course of four years.
The Star Tribune reports the University of Minnesota is asking for $91.6 million more in funding, and $42.6 million would be devoted to the tuition freeze.
The budget also included an "accountability fund" which is an amount set aside if the University completes a set of goals including raising graduation rates, increasing financial aid, and maintaining research and development within the University the Star Tribune reports. The University would need to complete three of the five goals.
Professors at the University of Minnesota highlighted research plans included in the budget. Jenna Ross of the Star Tribune reports "the U wants the state to bankroll $36 million in research on robotics, food security, treatment for brain disorders and microbes that rid water, soil and even humans of toxins." Minnesota wishes to be at the forefront of this developing technology. According to the Star Tribune, the University will use the money to partner with outside research companies.
The Minnesota Daily reports the budget request will go before the state legislature in January.

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