A proposal that failed to garner support would have allowed students living in the U.S. without legal permission to pay in-state tuition at Ind. universities.
The author of the law says the measure is still misunderstood among students and parents.
The 2 percent cut totals about $27 million for the state's colleges and universities.
IU Bloomington could sell its parking facilities to a private company to get a one-time cash infusion.
The National Science Teachers Association spring conference runs through Saturday at the Indiana Convention Center.