Scott Ketelsen, Office of University Relations, 319-273-2761, firstname.lastname@example.org
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- – Yesterday, the Iowa House and Senate approved a 4 percent funding increase for each of Iowa's public universities along with an additional $2.6 million in special funding to UNI's base in recognition of its reliance on state funding. This coupled with the $4 million previously appropriated in 2013, will allow UNI to freeze tuition for the 2014-15 academic year.
The university is grateful to the Iowa Legislature for recognizing the unique funding challenges at UNI resulting from its historic focus on educating Iowa residents. With this additional funding, UNI will continue to be an affordable and accessible option for students.
UNI will now turn its attention to the work of the Board of Regents' Performance-Based Revenue Model Task Force and are optimistic at least a portion of Iowa appropriations will follow in-state students in order to provide the long-term financial structure needed to maintain and strengthen the University of Northern Iowa.