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Plan to freeze in-state undergraduate tuition to be approved

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Plans to freeze tuition rates for undergraduates while cutting them for out-of-state law students are up for approval by the Iowa Board of Regents.

The regents meet Wednesday on a conference call.

After months of discussion, they're expected to formally approve a plan to freeze tuition rates for resident undergraduate students at Iowa's three public universities for the second straight year.

The freeze is contingent on the schools receiving a 4 percent general funding increase from lawmakers next year. Without it, the regents warn they may have to approve a hike later.

Gov. Terry Branstad has said he'd love to see another freeze if the state budget allows.

The regents are also expected to consider a cut in tuition rates for non-residents attending the University of Iowa law school.

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