State cuts could mean bigger tuition hikes at MSU, UM

If the state of Montana ends up cutting state budgets by as much as 10 percent, that could result in the Board of Regents raising tuition next fall even more than already planned.

Tyler Trevor, deputy commissioner of higher education, said Friday that the University System won’t know until the end of September how big the statewide cuts will be. Trevor said he has a strong feeling they will end up somewhere between 5 and 10 percent.