Governor Branstad Supports Second College Tuition Freeze

Iowa Governor Terry Branstad addresses the Linn Eagles at the Cedar Rapids Country Club on Friday, Jan. 13, 2011, in Cedar Rapids. (Liz Martin/SourceMedia Group News)

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By Aaron Hepker

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Terry Branstad isn't making promises yet, but he says he'd love to freeze tuition rates for resident undergraduates at Iowa's public universities for a second straight year.

Branstad told the Iowa Board of Regents on Thursday that he will have to look at state revenue estimates in December, and weigh other funding requests as he puts together a budget for next year.

But he says he'd like to be able to support enough funding to allow the state's three public universities to freeze tuition. He says it would be the first time since 1975 for a back-to-back tuition freeze.

The regents are planning to freeze tuition if the governor and lawmakers approve a 4 percent increase in funding. Board President Bruce Rastetter says he believes the plan will succeed.

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