UI, ISU ask lawmakers for millions for financial aid, even as they plan to increase tuition

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Stephen Gruber-Miller, Des Moines Register Published 6:08 p.m. CT Jan. 29, 2019

Iowa’s two largest public universities are planning to raise tuition but told lawmakers Tuesday they will need more state money to keep students from having to pay even more.

The University of Iowa and Iowa State University asked the Iowa Legislature for an additional $7 million each for the next fiscal year, which begins July 1. University of Northern Iowa President Mark Nook is asking for an additional $4 million.

At the bigger schools, the extra money will go toward need-based financial aid. But they still plan to raise tuition by 3 percent. UNI would not raise tuition if they get the money, the president said.  Read the full article at the Des Moines Register.