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 Inside@nau.edu.

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