Iowa Board of Regents Propose Second Tuition Freeze - ABC5 News Des Moines, IA

Iowa Board of Regents Propose Second Tuition Freeze

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By: Claire Powell
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Across Iowa, college students and their parents received the news that tuition may not increase for a second year in a row.

Earlier this week, The Board of Regents voted to freeze tuition again, but now it's up to the legislature to make it final.

The freeze will be included in a 652 million dollar funding request proposed in the statehouse next year.

Students at Iowa State University say they're with The Board of Regents, saying they don't want that price to increase.

"If I could save money that would be great, I'd like to see it go lower, but if it didn't go any higher that would be great."

"It would be nice to have it stay the same and not have to worry about paying even more as the years progress."

"As a freshman, you're given the fees that you should pay, and I don't think that should go up as you go, especially if you plan your expenses. It'd be a lot easier if it stayed the same the entire four years."

If approved, it would be the first time since 1975 that the universities didn't increase tuition for two years in a row.  

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