The state Board of Regents will discuss the proposed tuition freeze during its meeting at the University of Iowa next Wednesday and Thursday.
During the Sept. 12 meeting, President Craig Lang proposed a tuition freeze for the public universities, keeping the 2013-2014 tuition at the same level as the 2012-2013 academic year.
The proposed tuition freeze follows a $125 million permanent increase in funding to the regent universities by state funding. The regents raised tuition for the public universities by 4.4 percent over this amount of time — roughly $260 per year — while the natioal average rose by roughly by 6.8 percent.
For fiscal year 2013, the average increase in tution is 7 percent, while the Regent universities increased tuition 3.75 percent.
The propsed tuition and fees for the 2013-2014 academic year would hold the University of Iowa, Iowa State University, and the University of Northern Iowa’s base tuition to the same level as 2012-2013 — $6,678 for the UI and $6,648 for ISU and UNI.
Nonresidents for the regent universities would see increases of 2.6 percent for the UI and UNI, while ISU’s nonresidents would see a 2.35 percent increase.
These increase would raise the base tuition level for nonresidents at the UI by $648, ISU by $440 and UNI by $410.
Graduate students’ in-state tution would see a $206 increase at the UI, $92 at ISU, and no increase at UNI, while nonresidents will see an increase of $626, $462, and $444 respectively.
The state Board of Regents will discuss the proposed tuition and fees at their Oct. 24 and 25 meeting.
—By Stacey Murray