Complying with a directive from LSU System President John V. Lombardi to all LSU campuses, the LSU Law Center yesterday sent the System a tentative budget plan for the 2011-12 fiscal year, which begins July 1, 2011.
In an e-message to all LSU Law students, Chancellor Jack Weiss emphasized the preliminary nature of the plan but alerted students to likely tuition increases in both the current year and in the 2011-12 year.
Weiss noted that the Law Center’s anticipated tuition increases were “in line with or even below increases being applied by other Louisiana institutions of higher education.”
Nevertheless, Weiss added, “I can assure you that it is no pleasure for me or my colleagues responsible for the financial well-being of the Law Center and the success of our programs to ask our students to pay more for their legal education. I trust, however, that you will understand our predicament and that you will bear with us as we try to cope with these financial challenges in the coming months.”
The LSU Law Center Tentative Budget Plan for 2011-12 is accessible via the System website and is located on Page 21 of the document.