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Plan would raise tuition at 3 Iowa universities by $300

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Most students at Iowa's three public universities would pay $300 more in the upcoming school year under a plan to increase tuition released Tuesday.

The 4.4 percent increase for undergraduate in-state students would replace a tuition freeze approved by the Board of Regents last year.

Board leaders had warned lawmakers that the freeze was contingent upon receiving additional state funding. The budget signed last week by Gov. Terry

Branstad gives the universities a $6.3 million increase, less than one-third of the $20.3 million they had requested.

The tuition increases proposed Tuesday would generate $19.9 million in new funding, including $14.3 million from in-state undergraduates.

Annual tuition would rise to $7,178 at the University of Iowa and $7,148 at Iowa State University and the University of Northern Iowa.

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