MaSU is requesting funding adjustments which are included in the Executive Budget Recommendation. The governor’s funding model request reflects an adjustment for increased student credit hour production over the 2011-2013 total student credit hours produced, a total of $1,427,802. There is also an adjustment for rebalancing to bring the MaSU campus to the average of the top two highest funded campuses in the four-year tier group, $886,921. Taken together, the formula ultimately funds MaSU at $120.32 per student credit hour. MaSU FTE enrollment increased by 13% from the fall semester of 2011 to the fall of 2014.
MaSU is also looking to increase the campus security staffing by $405,500. This would provide three FTE positions for three eight-hour shifts to achieve coverage 24 hours a day, seven days a week. A request for an additional $154,494 for extraordinary repairs has been made, along with requests for two one-time expenditures: $228,285 to pay off special assessments, which would save the cost of interest charges, and campus security improvements of $435,000 for security camera upgrades, changes in door locks, and outdoor lighting improvements.