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Iowa student leaders concerned about proposed tuition hike

Student leaders will raise concerns about a proposed rate hike at Iowa’s three regent schools. On the agenda is a 4.25% hike for in-state students at Iowa State University, the University of Iowa and the University of Northern Iowa. The hike comes after the board’s demand for more money from the Statehouse was reduced. Universities had requested a $15 million increase and lawmakers approved $5.5 million. It also comes as families and universities grapple with the impacts of record inflation. Student leaders told the Iowa Capitol Dispatch that tuition hikes will hurt not only students, but also Iowa communities in the future. In the state of Iowa, the cost of tuition would increase by $434. At the University of Iowa, tuition and fees would increase by $447. UNI already has the lowest tuition, but that would increase by $350 if the proposal were accepted. increase ISU annual tuition from $9,942 to $10,068, U of I tuition from $9,942 to $10,389 and UNI tuition from $7,780 to $8,130. For comparison, annual tuition at private universities in Iowa ranges from $45,734 at Drake University and $45,107 at Simpson College, to $39,600 at Central College. There are other factors, such as accommodation and meals, books, and personal expenses. focuses only on public schools. Monday’s meeting will be just a discussion. They plan to hold a final vote at their July meeting.

Student leaders will share concerns about a proposed rate hike at Iowa’s three regent schools.

On the program, a 4.25% increase for state students at Iowa State University, the University of Iowa and the University of Northern Iowa.

The rise comes after the board’s demand for more Statehouse money was reduced. Universities had requested a $15 million increase and lawmakers approved $5.5 million.

It also comes as families and universities grapple with the impacts of record inflation. Student leaders told the Iowa Capitol Dispatch that tuition hikes will hurt not only students, but also Iowa communities in the future.

At Iowa State, tuition would increase by $434. At the University of Iowa, tuition and fees would increase by $447. UNI already has the lowest tuition, but that would increase by $350 if the proposal were accepted.

Each school lists its tuition and fees together, but the proposed fee increase from ISU by $145, Iowa by $56, and UNI by $27.

The proposal would increase ISU annual tuition from $9,942 to $10,068, U of I tuition from $9,942 to $10,389 and UNI tuition from $7,780. $ to $8,130.

For comparison, annual tuition at private universities in Iowa ranges from $45,734 at Drake University and $45,107 at Simpson College to $39,600 at Central College.

There are other factors, such as accommodation and meals, books and personal expenses.

The Iowa Board of Regents focuses only on public schools.

Monday’s meeting will be just a discussion. They plan to hold a final vote at their July meeting.

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