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COLLEGE TUITION: Regents Considers Freeze

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Last year the Iowa Board of Regents froze in-state tuition for students for the first time in three decades.

Now the board says it can do the same thing next year.

At its meeting next week the Regents will lay out a plan to keep tuition at the same level for a third straight year.

To do that, they’ll be asking the legislature for more money.

The Regents will ask the legislature for $44-mililion more next year, a 7.2-percent increase.

That includes a special $10-million increase for the University of Northern Iowa.

Ninety-percent of the students there are from Iowa  so a tuition freeze effects them greater than the University of Iowa or Iowa State University.