Thursday, February 16, 2017

Budget deal cuts $8 million from UIowa, ISU; $2 million from UNI - Jeff Charis-Carlson, DesMoines Register

A budget deal struck Monday in the Iowa Legislature would cut $2 million this year from the budget at the University of Northern Iowa as well as $8 million each from Iowa State University and the University of Iowa. The deal has been approved by leaders of the Iowa House and Senate and Gov. Terry Branstad. It cleared a Senate subcommittee Monday and is expected to be ratified this week by both chambers, sending the package to Branstad for his signature. Officials for the Iowa Board of Regents, who oversee the three universities, said the current-year cuts will not affect tuition rates for the 2017-18 academic year. Future tuition increases, however, will depend whether lawmakers can match the regents' minimum funding requests for the upcoming fiscal year. http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/education/2017/01/23/budget-deal-cuts-8-million-ui-isu-2-million-uni/96967308/

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