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Board raises tuition on Iowa students by $250 in coming year

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The Iowa Board of Regents is approving a $250 tuition increase for tens of thousands of undergraduate students at Iowa's public universities in the upcoming school year.

The board Monday cut its $300 proposed increase for students from Iowa by $50 after the earlier plan was criticized as too high and coming too close to the year.

But regents said they needed to keep most of the increase in tact to offset lower than requested state funding levels approved by lawmakers.

Board president Bruce Rastetter says the $50-per-student cut will raise $2.2 million less than the earlier plan would have for Iowa State University, the University of Iowa and the University of Northern Iowa.

That means the increase will still generate about $19 million in new revenue for the schools.

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