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Montana Board of Regents ask state to help students pay for rising costs

May 26, 2018View for printing

The Montana Board of Regents is asking the state for an additional $14.6 million in the next two-year budget so that inflationary costs won't fall entirely on students.

The regents, finishing their two-day meeting in Havre, voted 5-1 Thursday to send Gov. Steve Bullock proposed budgets for the next two years for the Montana University System.

To run state campuses, the spending plans total more than $524 million and $528 million in fiscal years 2020 and 2021. Nearly 60 percent of the money comes from students, and 41 percent from the state.

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