PRESIDENTS PROPOSE TUITION HIKES IN IOWA

SIOUXLAND—THE PRESIDENTS OF THE THREE STATE UNIVERSITIES MADE THEIR CASE FOR PROPOSED TUITION INCREASES TO THE STATE BOARD OF REGENTS THURSDAY IN IOWA CITY.

UNIVERSITY OF IOWA PRESIDENT, SALLY MASON, LED THE DISCUSSION.

MASON SAYS THE 4.7-PERCENT INCREASE WILL STILL KEEP THEIR TUITION LOWER THAN MOST OTHER SCHOOLS.

NORTHERN IOWA IN CEDAR FALLS WOULD INCREASE BY 4.9-PERCENT FOR BOTH IN-AND-OUT OF STATE STUDENTS.

UNI PRESIDENT BEN ALLEN SAYS THEIR ENROLLMENT IS 91-PERCENT IOWA STUDENTS AND INCREASING THE ENROLLMENT FROM OUT-OF-STATE STUDENTS IS ONE AREA WHERE THEY COULD IMPROVE.

IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY IS ASKING FOR A 7-PERCENT INCREASE IN TUITION AND FEES.

PRESIDENT GREG GEOFFREY SAYS THE FEES INCLUDE A $180 RECREATION FEE THAT GOES INTO EFFECT THIS YEAR.

HE SAYS THE INCREASE WILL BRING IN $11-MILLION.

THE BOARD OF REGENTS WILL VOTE ON THE TUITION PROPOSALS AT THEIR MEETING NEXT MONTH.

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