Thursday, July 30, 2020

Iowa’s public universities expect big tuition losses from COVID-19 University of Iowa banners University of Iowa banners - Adam Carros, KCRG

Iowa’s three public universities are expecting to see a decline in enrollment that will exacerbate the financial losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Board of Regents will review the proposed budgets for the University of Iowa, Iowa State University and the University of Northern Iowa at its meeting on Wednesday. In documents released ahead of that meeting, the universities warn of big cuts due to COVID-19. “The COVID-19 pandemic has placed us in unprecedented times.” the documents explain. “As with all of society, Iowa’s Regent Universities have undergone massive disruptions, and been forced to adapt their educational environments based on current conditions.” In total, the operating budgets of all three universities are $65-million less than the previous fiscal year.