Tuition to rise 2 percent next year at 3 Iowa universities

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — Thousands of undergraduates at Iowa’s three public universities will pay at least 2 percent more in tuition next year — and maybe an additional 2 percent the following year.

The Iowa Board of Regents voted Monday to raise tuition for resident undergraduate students for the 2017-2018 academic year.

The proposal also envisions a 2 percent increase for the 2018-2019 year, but that could be adjusted depending on how much funding that state lawmakers approve for the universities this spring.

The vote means that tuition will increase to $7,270 at the University of Iowa and $7,240 at Iowa State University and the University of Northern Iowa.

The vote came during a meeting at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls.