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$135M budget cut looms for U of Alaska

The dire budget cuts highlight the volatility of state support for higher education, which was dramatically reduced during the Great Recession and has not yet recovered.

Alaska, however, was one of just six states where state spending per full-time student had recovered by fiscal year 2018 after seeing a dip during the recession, according to a recent report from the State Higher Education Executive Officers Association.

U of Alaska may be harder hit by a decrease in state support than would most other institutions.

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