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University of Iowa president supports tuition freeze

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The president of the University of Iowa says she wants to freeze undergraduate tuition rates.

The Des Moines Register reports Sally Mason pledged to push for a tuition freeze as long as she is in charge at the university.

The university’s published undergraduate tuition and fees for Iowa residents was just over $8,000 for the 2012-2013 school year.

Mason says as long as the state legislature can appropriate “modest inflationary increases” each year, she will push for keeping undergraduate tuition at current rates for the University of Iowa.

“For as long as I’m in place, that’s going to be my position,” Mason said.

Mason was scheduled to speak before an education appropriations subcommittee Tuesday, February 12, 2013.