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IOWA REGENTS LIKELY TO RAISE STATE UNIVERSITY TUITION

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THE IOWA BOARD OF REGENTS HAD THE FIRST READING LAST WEEK OF A PROPOSED TUITION INCREASE AT THE THREE STATE UNIVERSITIES.
BRAD BERG OF THE REGENTS’ OFFICE EXPLAINED THE PROPOSAL.

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THE PROPOSAL WOULD ALSO INCREASE MANDATORY FEES AT THE IOWA BY 306 DOLLARS, 60 DOLLARS AT I-S-U, AND 32 DOLLARS AT U-N-I.

REGENT DAVID BARKER POINTED OUT THAT THE PROPOSED TUITION INCREASE IS WELL BELOW THE RECENT INFLATION NUMBERS.

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BARKER IS SPINNING THIS TO SAY STUDENTS ARE REALLY GETTING A TUITION CUT:

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BARKER IS AN IOWA CITY NATIVE, WHO IS AN ECONOMIST AND ALSO OWNS A COMPANY THAT MANAGES AND DEVELOPS APARTMENTS AND REAL ESTATE.

THE SECOND AND FINAL READING OF THE PROPOSED INCREASE WILL BE HELD AT THE BOARD’S JUNE 13TH MEETING.

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