IPFW Faces 4.2 Million Dollar Budget Shortfall

IPFW is facing some tough choices as they face a 4.2 million dollar budget shortfall this year.  The 4.2 is nearly double the 2.2 million dollars in red ink they faced last year.  Vice Chancellor of financial affairs for the school Walt Branson, says they are leaving some positions open and not filling them, as they continue to look at places where they can trim spending.  Branson adds they are being proactive on this problem by not spending money that isn’t there and says that asking the state for more money is a possibility as is a tuition hike however those options will not have answers for several months.