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Branstad wants regents to consider deal on tuition increases

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Gov. Terry Branstad says he wants the board that governs Iowa's three public universities to consider a compromise pitched by student leaders that would lower some proposed tuition increases.

Branstad told reporters Monday that student leaders at the University of Iowa offered a "reasonable compromise" to what has been discussed by the Iowa Board of Regents.

The board is considering a $300 increase for resident undergraduate students at the University of Iowa, Iowa State University and the University of Northern Iowa after receiving less-than-requested funding from the Iowa Legislature. University of Iowa students recently proposed reducing the increases to $200 for all students on that campus.

Branstad has said the board's proposed tuition increases would be burdensome on students. The regents are scheduled to vote in July on any increases.

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