The Executive Secretary of the State Board of Regents is proposing a tuitionincrease for the three state universities of just over four-percent.Frank Stork says that translates into a 120-dollar increase in tuition forin-state students for a total of just over 29-hundred dollars. That doesn’tinclude room and board. Stork says the increase is comparable to last year.Stork says the staff now uses the Higher Education Price Index and the needto meet quality goals as measures of how to set tuition increases. Storksays the increase will still keep the three state universities competativewith other states. Stork says the increase in tuition, if approved, wouldalso include some increases in fees that vary depending on the university.The cost of non-resident tuition under the increase would be nearly11-thousand dollars at the University of Iowa, 97-hundred dollars at IowaState University and 78-hundred dollars at the University of Northern Iowa.