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Tuition costs continue to increase

Khirstia Sheffield, Reporter

May 3, 2019

Going off to college is more than embarking on new adventures, learning how to be an adult or understanding oneself. College is essentially the golden staircase to further expand on the basic knowledge learned in high school and land  a successful career. While the list of concerns for both parents...

Lone Star Conference changes cause budget troubles for softball

Andrew Murray, Reporter

April 15, 2019

Seven new teams will be joining the Lone Star Conference this fall which spells trouble for some teams. With the new schools coming into the conference, only six of them have softball teams. This change only causes more expenses, than new competition though. This is because the softball team usu...

Faculty to visit with legislators Feb. 15

Hunter Tyler, Reporter

February 12, 2019

Every other year in Texas, state legislators arrive in Austin for the biannual session. They'll pass dozens of resolutions. They'll review hundreds of bills. The resolutions and bills may change the face of higher education, including at MSU. To help keep college faculty and staff informed about upcoming...

VP for business retires

Fowle talking

Hunter Tyler, Reporter

February 4, 2019

As of Jan. 31, Marilyn Fowlé has retired from her position as the university’s vice president for administration and finance. During her seven years of employment with the university, Fowlé helping to shape the campus master plan as well as the long-term financial-planning. “It was good to have her [Fowlé] here. ...

Tuition and fees: Where do student service fees go?

Cydney Menzik, Reporter

December 7, 2018

At the beginning of each semester, tuition is due. With every bill, there is a break down where the money goes. Along with basic tuition, there are fees that students attending classes on campus at MSU have to pay. “So obviously there are different fees. So some of the fees are associated wi...

MSU battles $641,000 budget shortfall

Kara McIntyre

August 17, 2017

The $641,000 budget shortfall in May presented administrators with a challenge to balance the budget for the 2018 fiscal year. Marilyn Fowlé, vice president of administration and finance, said she and other administrators predicted a $1.2 million decrease, but in the last nights of legislative discussions,...

University relies on donors for funding

Howard Farrell

Robert Hillard

April 25, 2016

The $ 100 million university budget when it comes right down to it it is built on three main sources and revenue: state appropriations, tuition and fees, and fits/ grants.Outside the annual budget, administrators also maintain an additional $70 million–the university's endowment, money that often comes fro...

More than $2.4 million in student fees allocated between 28 groups

Source: Memo from the office of the Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management

Brianna Sheen

April 6, 2016

Student Fee Allocations committee members allocated a total of $2,419,142 out of the $2,430,000 in estimated revenue, creating a surplus of $10,858 in the budget.The committee members agreed on the recommended budget for the 2017 fiscal year, beginning Sept. 1, 2016 and ending Aug. 31, 2017, at a Mach...

Enrollment numbers increase for spring semester

Enrollment numbers increase for spring semester

Emily Carroll

February 24, 2016

SPRING ENROLLMENTOfficial reports confirmed Feb. 10 that enrollment increased by approximately 3 percent, the fourth consecutive semester of increases.Keith Lamb, vice president of student affairs and enrollment management, estimated this 3 percent increase. Although numbers increased from 5,574 students ...

Tuition drives university budget

Howard Farrell, vice president of advancement and public affairs, said, “Look at the Dillard Building. Dillard at this point has probably contributed about $10 -$11 million.” He added, the McCoy family has contributed about $8-$10 million. “I’m just mentioning a few,” Farrell said. There are all of the buildings that have people’s names on them.

Jacklyn York

December 7, 2015

Economic development | Enrollment | Budget | Nursing | Housing | International enrollment | Crime | Greek life When tuition and fees make up 42 percent of the university’s income, enrollment is key. However the university’s budget is more complicated than that. Income is primary derived from...

Outsourcing of staff avoided

Velia Lozano, custodian in the Clark Student Center, sweeps the food court in the Mesquite Dining Hall on Sept. 22. Photo by Gabriella Solis

Jacklyn York

September 22, 2015

In an effort to realize nearly $300,000 in budget cuts last spring, administrators considered outsourcing some campus services, including janitorial services and groundskeeping. While outsourcing would have meant a significant change gain in the budget, Kyle Owen, assistant vice president of f...

Committee passes student fee budget

Debra Higginbotham, disability support services director, talks to the Student Fee Allocation Committee about finances for next year.

Brianna Sheen

April 1, 2015

A committee of five faculty and staff advisors and six students met March 27 in the J.S. Bridwell Boardroom for the annual Student Fee Allocation Hearings. After presentations for 26 different organizations and events, committee members allocated $2,203,966, the estimated revenue for the 2016 fisca...

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