Board of Regents – what to watch out for

Danielle Ferguson

The Iowa Board of Regents is scheduled to vote on tuition and mandatory fees at the Dec. 3 meeting. 

The board is proposing a third-consecutive tuition freeze for resident undergraduates. Iowa undergraduates haven’t seen a tuition increase since fall 2012. 

Here are the proposed rates:

  • 2014-15 undergraduate resident tuition: $6,648
  • Proposed 2015-16: $6,648
  • 2014-15 undergraduate nonresident tuition: $19,534
  • Proposed 2015-16: $19,768
  • 2014-15 graduate resident tuition: $7,990
  • Proposed 2015-16: $8,130
  • 2014-15 graduate nonresident tuition: $20,804
  • Proposed 2015-16: $21,054

Mandatory fees:

  • 2014-15: $1,083.40
  • Proposed 2015-16: $1,087.90

The fees are proposed to increase by $4.50 and go to CyRide because of the increased student demand for the service.

New center for bioplastics and biocomposites

Iowa State is requesting approval for a new center that will develop more sustainable bio-based plastic products. 

The money trail: capital improvement transactions

A $3.3 million budget for a project to renovate Larch Hall similar to how Willow Hall was renovated last year is up for approval.

Construction of a new residence hall east of Buchanan is also up for board approval. The $49,500,000 project would create about 700 beds and hall community and support spaces.

Anyone can attend the meeting from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Alumni Center in the Uelner Executive Board Room or listen live online at

To read more about the regents meeting, click here.