Fayette University Freezes Tuition
FAYETTE, Iowa (AP) - Upper Iowa University has agreed to freeze tuition rates for the nearly 1,000 students who take classes at its campus in northeast Iowa.
The university said Thursday that its board of trustees approved the one-year tuition freeze for students in Fayette for the coming school year. Tuition will remain at $24,400, while room and board costs will rise by three percent.
Acting President Richard Patrick issued a statement calling the tuition freeze a "rare step" that will help students and families maintain access to the school at a time when many of them are financially challenged. Tuition increases have averaged about 4 percent annually in recent years.
Tuition rates have not been determined for the roughly 5,200 other students enrolled in other Upper Iowa programs.
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