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Undergraduates could see tuition freeze for 2nd year

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Undergraduate students in Iowa may see a tuition freeze for yet another year.

The Iowa Board of Regents approved the request and, if funded by the legislature, college students at the three universities may see a tuition freeze.

The Board of Regents president made it clear Wednesday that their responsibility is to try to keep tuition low. That's why they unanimously voted for the appropriation request.

University of Northern Iowa President William Ruud says this would be great for students and their families, but stressed the importance to get this money -- especially for UNI.

"We have 92 percent of our students from the state of Iowa," Ruud said. "So, as we do that, it's critical that we get the money from the state in appropriations to take care of that. Because if that money isn't there, then we are looking for other dollars to supplement tuition."

Thursday, the Regents will submit the request to lawmakers at the legislative fiscal committee meeting. That meeting will be held at UNI.

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