COVID-19

WMU cuts $76M from its budget

Cost cutting measures come as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Most of the savings is coming from staff cuts.

Western Michigan University last week approved a budget for the 2020-21 school year that cuts $76 million from its prior year budget.

The decrease in spending comes amid a pandemic that has caused a decline in funding from the state, declining tuition revenue, and heightened costs related to managing COVID-19.

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A large portion of the savings will come from cuts to staff and faculty.

Still, the budget cuts are better than the university was anticipating based on projections from earlier in the year.

You can read more on MLive.

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