(St. Paul, MN) -- Higher education interests are starting to line up at the State Capitol as lawmakers prepare for a budget session which begins in January. The state college and university system wants nearly 100 million dollars in new money, saying they'll increase enrollment, cut administrative cuts and hold tuition increases to three percent. Senator Terri Bonoff, whose committee will oversee funding, says it's premature to have a conclusion about MN-SCU's request, but does say she's impressed by it. She says "they have a commitment to begin enacting some pretty significant reforms. They want to be looking at how can they can achieve cost savings; they want to be raising money from the private sector as well and explore public-private partnerships in a new way." Bonoff says she's asked to meet with state college and university Chancellor Steven Rosenstone at his earliest convenience.