Spending Provisions· Total Higher Ed Spendingo Legislature - $411 million reduction (-14.1%)o Gov Recommendation - $170.9 million reduction (-6%)· Office of Higher Education Administrationo Legislature – $520,000 reduction (-9.9%)o Gov Recommendation - $263,000 reduction (-5%)§ Also, the State Government Finance bill (vetoed) would have required an additional 15% reduction in state employees. That would have meant additional loss of staff to the Office of Higher Education.· State Grant Program Totalo Legislature - $21.1 million increase (+7.3%)o Gov Recommendation – $0 (0%)§ Work Study· Legislature - $884,000 reduction (-3%)· Gov recommendation - $9,724,000 reduction (-33%)§ Child Care Grant Program· Legislature – no reduction, no increase (0%)MnSCU· MnSCU Totalso Legislature - $179.7 million reduction (-14.3%)o Gov Recommendation - $75.6 million (-6%)· Tuiton Increase Limits (caps)o Legislature – Limits tuition increases for State Universities at 5% for 2012 and 4% for 2013. Also limits tuition increases at 2-year Colleges at 3% for 2012 and 2013.o Gov Recommendation – No comparable provision· Student Fee increase limitso Legislature – Limits fee increases to 4%, unless a “public majority vote by the recognized campus student association.” This means that if a fee is being raised higher than 4% it requires the Universities Student Senate to vote on the increase.o Gov Recommendaiton – no comparable provision· MnSCU Central Officeo Legislature – Approximately a -10% reductiono Gov Recommendation – no comparable provisionUofM· Totalo Legislature - $243.6 million reduction (-18.9%)o Gov Recommendation - $77.1 million reduction (-6%)· Prohibition on Human Cloningo Legislature – Language could inhibit embryonic stem cell research at the UofM and Mayoo Gov Recommendation – See Governor’s veto letterChanges in Statute (policy provisions)· MnSCU Undergrad Tution Guarantee Programo Encourages MnSCU to offer optional plans to hold tuition constant at the rate charged in the first semester. To make the program work the first year is an inflated cost and the students must finish their undergrad in four years. The advantage of a program like this is a guaranteed tuition rate. However, there are many potential shortfalls. The UofM offered a program like this at their Universities and in 10 years only approximately 140 students participated in the program.· Credit Transfer within MnSCUo MnSCU trustees shall provide information about the system’s Smart Transfer plan, including the number of students transferring among MnSCU institutions and mechanisms for effective transfer of credit in other states.