- Associated Press - Thursday, April 21, 2016

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) - Room and board costs will increase at Iowa’s three public universities.

The Iowa City Press-Citizen (https://icp-c.com/23MDLkt ) reports the Iowa Board of Regents voted unanimously Thursday to approve the price hikes that will go into effect next school year.

Under the new plan, the most popular room and meal plans will now cost $9,301 at the University of Iowa, $8,356 at Iowa State University and $8,629 at the University of Northern Iowa.

The proposed costs reflect a 2.9 percent increase over last year at the UI and a 3.5 percent increase at ISU and UNI.

Some board members said they didn’t want to see similar increases next year. Board president Bruce Rastetter urged the universities to make joint food purchases in order to decrease costs.

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Information from: Iowa City Press-Citizen, https://www.press-citizen.com/


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