The three years of tuition freezes at the three state universities could be coming to an end.
Materials released by the Board of Regents in advance of their meeting next week call for a 3 percent tuition increase for the spring semester of 2016 at the University of Iowa, Northern Iowa and Iowa State University.
Board president Bruce Rastetter said in June they would hold the line on tuition for the fall semester, but said a freeze for the spring was up in the air after the 2015 Iowa Legislature approved only a portion of the funding they were asking for. Legislators approve $6.5 million dollars in funding, while the regents had requested $21.7 million.
The proposal says the increase would add 100 dollars to the cost of tuition for full-time undergraduate students. The board will meet via telephone on August 5th.