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UM Faces $6M Budget Shortfall, Freezes Hiring

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MISSOULA -

The University of Montana will go up against a $6 million shortfall for the 2014 fiscal year.

UM officials said instruction and tenured faculty won't be affected, but they have put a hiring freeze on open positions.

They said they'll make up the difference through savings on utilities, and making cuts to things like printing and software.

Officials said the shortfall is mainly due to a decrease in the number of out-of-state students enrolling.

They said they're working on boosting that number by offering more scholarships and student outreach.

Michael Reid, UM VP of Finance and Administration, said, "Trying to do better communication, doing a better job marketing the institution and really just trying to get out there and communicate the great educational opportunities that we have here at the University of Montana." 

University Council will host a campus-wide forum on February 4 in the University Center Theater to update the public on the budget.

 

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