The Iowa Board of Regents discussed a plan to freeze tuition rates for undergraduate Iowans for the second year in a row.
The topic was part of a two-day meeting held in Iowa City.
In order to keep tuition the same, the public schools would need a four-percent increase in funding from the state legislature.
The Regents also discussed a plan to reduce tuition for out-of-state students to improve declining enrollment numbers at the University of Iowa law school.
The Regents are expected to take action in December.