September 17, 2022 - 8:08 pm - Posted in News

Statewide Iowa — The board which governs the three state universities will ask the Iowa Legislature to increase funding for the schools by 32 million dollars next year. University of Northern Iowa President Mark Nook says they want to use the extra money to help with tuition. He says there should be a bigger difference between what students pay at UNI compared to the research schools.

University of Iowa president, Barbra Wilson, says they will target one particular area.

Wilson says they are also looking to bring in more first-generation college students. Iowa State University President Wendy Wintersteen says the amount of money coming from the state has gone up and down in the last decade, but is currently about the same as it was in 2014.

The request is nearly seven percent more than what was approved last year. The legislature approved a five-and-a-half million dollar increase — which was about one third of what the universities had requested.

Photo shows Board of Regents meeting

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