Breaking News Bar
updated: 9/14/2012 7:47 PM

U of I trustees approve $5.4B budget for 3 campuses

Success - Article sent! close
Associated Press

URBANA -- Trustees at the University of Illinois have approved a $5.4 billion operating budget that includes less money from the state but increases day-to-day spending by 3.7 percent.

Trustees approved the budget Friday. It applies to more than 77,000 students and 23,000 employees at three campuses in Urbana-Champaign, Chicago and Springfield. The budget is up 7.6 percent, or about $383 million. But that figure includes about $227 million in employee health care and pension payments. Excluding those payments, the budget is up 3.7 percent.

Order Reprint Print Article
Interested in reusing this article?
Custom reprints are a powerful and strategic way to share your article with customers, employees and prospects.
The YGS Group provides digital and printed reprint services for Daily Herald. Complete the form to the right and a reprint consultant will contact you to discuss how you can reuse this article.
Need more information about reprints? Visit our Reprints Section for more details.

Contact information ( * required )

Success - request sent close

University officials say the budget includes $612 million in state appropriations, which is down $42.5 million or 6 percent.

University President Robert Easter called the reduction "anticipated and planned for." He called the university's finances "strong."

Share this page
Comments ()
Guidelines: Keep it civil and on topic; no profanity, vulgarity, slurs or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked. If a comment violates these standards or our terms of service, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box. To find our more, read our FAQ.