Despite protests, the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system paid $415,875 in performance pay in performance pay bonuses to 35 of its top administrators. the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) has critized the MnSCU's bonuses during a time of many budget crunches. "MnSCU's vice chancellors and college and university presidents are eligible for as much as $15,000 for meeting various goals, including keeping more students in school and increasing enrollment in online courses," the Star Tribune said. "In June, the system's trustees awarded Chancellor James McCormick a $40,000 bonus. Details of other bonuses become available Friday. Eight presidents or vice chancellors received the maximum payout of $15,000," WCCO said.