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Slippery Rock University is committed to fully informing its community regarding budget developments. This site has been created to provide faculty, students, staff and other visitors with timely updates, planning processes, and communication regarding the 2013/14 University budget. Please consult this page regularly for the latest information

 

 

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Budget suggestions: September 18, 2013


A hardship for many families is supporting more than one child in college at the same time. I am hearing ofmore and more siblings being here at the same time. Could we offer some sort of tuition discount to families with more than one student here? Similar to what we do with out-of-state students. Meet a certain criteria but discount a second sibling 5% and a third sibling 7%. Perhaps offer a similar discount for children or grandparents of alumni. Thanks.


If they are not in the process of doing so already, the administration should be informing every parent of our students about the dire budget situation and reaching out to these parents for help.This help will not be financial, should be about making sure that parents are contacting state legislators to demand that funding for public higher education is restored. If the people demand quality, affordable public education, then they need to demand that the state cease to undercut the quality and affordability of PASSHE.


I'm surprised you haven't created a "Balance the Budget Fee" yet where everyone pays an extra $600 to cover the lavishness of our campus! With that being said, it won’t be soon before SRU finds itself deeper and deeper in debt. This is a spending problem. You need to think long and hard before building more and more buildings on campus that truly are not necessary. Quit putting lipstick around campus and focus what students come to school for: to receive an education. This is just another example of too much power. Unfortunately, you (SRU) aren’t going to have to pay for it. The students and taxpayers are the ones being stuck with the bill. You (SRU) just get to spend our hard-earned money, and for what? So you can have a nicer office? A nicer Student Center? Yet, the education suffers.

President Norton
 

September 30, 2013

Last Friday, the Slippery Rock University Council of Trustees officially approved the fiscal year 2013-14 budget.

As I shared with you earlier this year in my State of the University address, we started the fiscal year with a $5.2 million structural budget deficit.  Through the efforts of many people, we were able to present the trustees with a balanced budget.

So, how’d we do it?
 
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