TUITION FREEZE: One Step Closer
Current and future students of Iowa state schools had something to celebrate following Governor Branstad’s Condition of the State Address Tuesday.
During his speech the Governor presented his budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2014, which according the Board of Regents includes the funding necessary to allow a tuition freeze for undergraduate students in the fall.
In early December the Regents approved the freeze for in-state students at Iowa, Iowa State and UNI, but said it would only be feasible if the legislature increased funding by 2.6 percent.
The legislature still has to approve the funds in the budget, but if they are approved this will be the first tuition freeze in the state in 30 years.