- A cut of 25% would would exceed the total amount of scholarships and financial aid provided by the university to its students.
- No budget reduction of this magnitude could be accomplished without layoffs of staff and reductions in faculty.
- Faculty reductions could involve more than 100 full-time employees to accomplish the 20% and 25% budget cuts.
- Maintenance, Coaching personnel, health care coverage and travel budgets could also be slashed.
- Implications of cuts could result in a possible cap on student enrollment and an increase in tuition.
- If Missouri State sought to offset a 15% cut by an increase in tuition, the school would need to raise the resident rate by 13%, or $24 per credit hour.
"Budget cuts of any of these magnitudes would cause substantial pain and losses beyond the university . . . the economic adversity would spread in a number of negative directions," writes Nietzel.
The availability is scheduled from 3:30-4 p.m. in Carrington Hall.