Students at Iowa, Iowa State and U-N-I will have to pay hundreds of dollars more next year in increased tuition. On Monday, the Board of Regents gave final approval to higher tuition rates for both out-of-state and in-state students at the three state-supported universities in Ames, Cedar Falls and Iowa City. Students like Emily Dague, a freshman at the University of Iowa, says she’ll go deeper in debt.
“I’ll end up having to take out more loans which, in turn, I’ll have to pay back when I’m done with college, so I’ll be more in debt,” Dague said. Out-of-state students will paying $1,200 more next year. Students who are Iowa residents will see a $266 jump in their tuition.
U-of-I sophomore Jason Phelps has a couple of scholarships, but he says they’re small and will in no way cover his tuition expenses. “I’ll probably have to work a lot more which will probably cause more stress, school-wise, since I’m a full-time student,” Phelps says. “So, just more headaches for me, I guess.”
U-of-I junior Katie Mulvahill has worked during the summers to raise money. “With tuition going up so much and even apartments are going up a ton, too. I don’t know,” she says. “I’m going have to probably get another job during the school year.”