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Board of Regents considering spring tuition hike for universities

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Tuition at the three state universities may be going up for the spring semester. The Iowa Board of Regents is considering a proposal which would raise tuition by 3% which amounts to an extra $100 or so.

Most undergraduate students at the three state universities have never seen their tuition go up before.

In December, the Board of Regents approved a tuition freeze for the upcoming school year for the third straight year, but, it was dependent on the legislature.

In order to keep tuition rates the same, lawmakers needed to dish out money to cover rising costs at the universities. We're talking more than $21 million. The universities are only getting $6.5 million in new funds this upcoming year, $15 million less than was requested.    

The exact extra amount each student will see on their tuition bill, depends on which program they're in so some students will see a little more of an increase than others.

This is not a done deal yet. The board of regents still needs to vote on the proposed hike. They will discuss it at next week's meeting.


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