Dean Charles Bierbauer talks about the University's budget plans.
By: Erika Hayes
Posted: 10:30 AM Mar. 3, 2010
The University of South Carolina will face significant budget cuts in the upcoming year as the state's legislature tries to make up for a shortfall in income.
The legislature cut funding for USC by 21% due to the state deficit. The last round of cuts was in 2008 when the University lost 32% of its budget. This adds up to a total loss of $103 million in the past two years.
University President Harris Pastides has said each college has already made significant cuts. One thing they've done to help compensate is increase tuition. Students paid an extra $200 per semester this year.