Statement from Board of Regents President Bruce Rastetter on Higher Education Funding for FY17

April 14, 2016

The Board understands that this was a particularly challenging year, with limited funds available. However, we are very disappointed the proposed funding to the public universities was well below the Board’s request.

The Board’s goal was to be able to freeze tuition if we received state appropriations as requested. Since that has not happened, the Board will immediately start discussions regarding tuition increases at our universities for Fall 2016.

Making sure Iowa students and families can afford to attend Iowa’s public universities needs to be more of a priority for the legislature. Investing now protects Iowa’s future.

For More Information:

Contact: Josh Lehman, 515-242-5095

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