HONOLULU (AP) - University of Hawaii Athletics Director Ben Jay says the department is looking at a $2 million shortfall.
Jay cites a disappointing 1-11 football season and an inability to fundraise $1 million that had been counted on.
The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Thursday that possible moves to help reduce the deficit include layoffs of hourly paid workers and raising student athletic fees.
Students currently pay a per semester fee of $50, that contributes about $1.4 million a year to athletics.
Manoa Chancellor Tom Apple cleared the department of a nearly $15 million deficit last summer and gave the department three years to balance its $30 million budget or face cutting sports offerings.
Jay tells the university's Board of Regents that he's determined to balance the budget.