UI President Says She Supports Tuition Freeze

The president of the University of Iowa says she'll push for a tuition freeze for undergraduate students as long as the Legislature approves inflationary increases in the school's budget.

According to reports Iowa President Sally Mason said on Monday that she'll back a tuition freeze for undergraduates as long as she's president.

In order for the University of Iowa to hold the line on increases, however, she says lawmakers must approve "modest inflationary increases in appropriations."

Mason is scheduled to appear Tuesday at a legislative subcommittee.
The Board of Regents has voted to keep tuition at current levels next school year for in-state undergrads at the University of Iowa, Iowa State University and University of Northern Iowa, but the freeze is contingent on a 2.5 percent funding increase.

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