Regents to consider tuition increase at the three state universities

DES MOINES — The Board of Regents will hear the first reading of proposed tuition increases at the three state schools during their meeting Friday.

The proposal would increase in-state tuition by3% at the University of Iowa and Iowa State University, and a 2.5% at the University of Northern Iowa. That amounts to a $270 increase at the UI and ISU, and a $168 at UNI.

They are also requesting a 3% increase in mandatory fees at UNI, a 2.5% increase at ISU, and 1.3% increase at the UI. The tuition increase comes after the Regents requested $14.8 million more in state funding and the Legislature approved a $12.3 million increase.