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Iowa Board of Regents approves tuition increase for state universities

BY: - July 28, 2021

Students at Iowa’s public universities will pay more this fall after the Board of Regents unanimously passed tuition increases on Wednesday.  The regents approved a 3.5% increase in tuition for both the University of Iowa and Iowa State University’s in-state students. The University of Northern Iowa’s residential undergraduates will see a 1.5% increase. Nonresidential students […]

Iowa colleges, universities prepare students for student loan freeze end

BY: - July 18, 2021

With the federal student loan freeze coming to an end soon, Iowa’s universities and colleges are educating their students on what the next steps are to pay back their loans.  The U.S. Department of Education suspended federal student loan payments in March 2020. Both former President Donald Trump and President Joe Biden have extended the […]

Student leaders criticize lawmakers over university funding freeze

BY: - June 24, 2021

Student leaders at Iowa’s public universities on Thursday decried the state’s decision not to increase funding to the Board of Regents, prompting a proposed tuition increase for the upcoming year. “The burden of financing Iowa’s colleges and universities should not be placed squarely on the shoulders of young people hoping for a better future,” said […]

Iowa Board of Regents proposes tuition hikes for public universities

BY: - June 21, 2021

Students at Iowa’s public universities would see higher tuition and fee rates for the upcoming school year under a new proposal by the Board of Regents. The Board of Regents, governing body for the University of Iowa, Iowa State University and the University of Northern Iowa, will meet Thursday to hold a first reading of […]

Board of Regents president: Campuses will be fully back to normal by fall

BY: - June 3, 2021

The president of Iowa’s Board of Regents said Thursday that campus operations will see a “welcome return to traditional campus activities this fall, full football stadiums included.” In a school year-end meeting of the Board of Regents, President Michael Richards said that Iowa’s three public universities — University of Iowa, Iowa State University and the […]

Student leaders at Iowa’s public universities are disappointed and anxious about potential tuition increase

BY: - May 29, 2021

Students at Iowa’s public universities are preparing for tuition increases as they shoulder the cost of the Iowa Legislature’s decision to not increase higher education funding this fiscal year. Citing millions in COVID-19 relief funding and declining enrollment in four-year institutions in the state and country, Iowa Republicans kept funding levels for fiscal year 2022 […]

Proposed Regents funding freeze advances in Iowa House

BY: - April 12, 2021

House Republican lawmakers stood firm on their plan to freeze funding for Iowa’s public universities in fiscal year 2022. Rep. David Kerr, R-Morning Sun, led discussion of the education budget proposal in a House Appropriations committee meeting Monday. The proposal would increase funding to Iowa’s last-dollar scholarships and tuition grants, for community colleges and vocational […]

House Republicans propose tuition freeze, no budget increase for public universities

BY: - April 8, 2021

Iowa’s public universities would see a tuition freeze and no state allocation increase in 2022 under a proposed House education budget. Rep. David Kerr, R-Morning Sun, said COVID-19 relief funds had provided millions of additional dollars to the schools. That, plus a declining enrollment, led to the decision to keep funding levels the same in […]

State universities lose more than $200 million during COVID-19 pandemic

BY: - February 3, 2021

Iowa’s three public colleges lost more than $208 million due to the COVID-19 pandemic, university presidents told lawmakers Wednesday.  Presidents of the University of Northern Iowa, Iowa State University and the University of Iowa met Wednesday with the House Education Appropriations subcommittee to make budget recommendations for fiscal year 2022. All three presidents reported significant […]

Free speech at Iowa colleges: Lawmakers review three 2020 incidents

BY: - February 3, 2021

Free speech on college campuses is once again under the microscope of Iowa’s Republican lawmakers.  Administrators from Iowa’s three regent universities met with a committee of lawmakers Tuesday to discuss free speech failings on campus. In each case, a conservative student or group felt their free speech rights were limited by fellow students, professors or […]

Iowa Board of Regents to continue tuition freeze, emphasize campus free-speech policy

BY: - November 18, 2020

The Iowa Board of Regents will continue freezing tuition and mandatory fees at the state’s three public universities for the spring 2021 semester, president Michael Richards announced during Wednesday’s meeting Over the summer, the board voted to approve a tuition freeze for the fall, due to the financial burdens of COVID-19 on students. As the […]

Iowa COVID-19 cases jump 203%, White House calls for ‘immediate action’

BY: - November 11, 2020

Iowa has seen a 203% jump in COVID-19 cases in the past two weeks, and hospitalizations and deaths continue to rise sharply, the New York Times reported. A White House task force in a report dated Nov. 8, obtained by ABC News Wednesday, called on Iowans to wear masks in public and to avoid gatherings […]