President John Haeger will discuss the next steps for the university budget during a public forum at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 4, at the High Country Conference Center.

The president is expected to outline several cost-saving measures to make up for the $30 million in cuts to state support for FY2012. The university’s tuition and mandatory fee proposals were approved by the Arizona Board of Regents earlier this month, a move expected to bridge one-third of the gap in state funding.

The forum will be webcast, and web participants may email their questions in advance or during the event to

NAU’s budget update website offers updated information including question and answer pages on several topics.