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ISU, UNI seek to keep nonresident tuition low

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Leaders of Iowa State University and the University of Northern Iowa say they'd like to keep nonresident tuition rates low enough to entice out-of-state students.

Nonresident undergraduate tuition at Northern Iowa and Iowa State would increase by 2 percent and 2-point-8 percent respectively. That's under 2009-10 tuition proposals presented to the Iowa Board of Regents today.

The University of Iowa is seeking to increase out-of-state tuition at a higher rate than in-state tuition. UI officials want to offer larger scholarships to top-notch nonresidents. They don't believe the higher increases will scare away out-of-state students.

Iowa undergrads attending all three public universities would see a 4.2 percent tuition hike under the proposal.

The presidents of Iowa State, Northern Iowa and the University of Iowa supported the proposed increases, as did student government leaders.

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