It may cost 5% more to go to UI, ISU and UNI

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (Des Moines Register) - The outgoing president of the Iowa Board of Regents said Thursday that the new board needs to work with Iowa's three public universities to raise tuition for the upcoming academic year.

“One of the challenges that we clearly face this session is the stark reality of state revenues affecting public universities in a way that we haven’t had happen before,” Bruce Rastetter said during Thursday's meeting of the board in Council Bluffs.

Last year, the regents presented a two-year budget in which they promised to keep resident undergraduate tuition increases to 2 percent each year if lawmakers funding levels increased by at least 2 percent at the University of Iowa, Iowa State University and the University of Northern Iowa.

The regents voted in December to increase resident tuition by 2 percent for the 2017-18 — raising base tuition to $7,270 at UI and to $7,240 at both ISU and UNI.