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U of Minnesota Might Borrow $82M to Cover COVID-19 Budget Deficit

Projecting a $166 million budget deficit brought on by COVID-19, The University of Minnesota might borrow as much as $82 million to cover lost athletic and housing revenue, reports the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal.

University administrators pitched the proposal to the Board of Regents on Thursday, and the regents plan to vote on the proposal at a future meeting.

On top of the loan, the university also plans to save $30 million through employee furloughs and pay cuts and it plans to use university fund balances to cover any remaining deficit.