FAYETTE, Iowa (February 25, 2013) –Upper Iowa University has announced a tuition freeze for the Fayette campus for the coming 2013-14 academic year.
"We are well aware that today's environment continues to financially challenge many of our students and their families, and we are taking this rare step as part of our commitment to help deserving students access the educational experiences that can make a significant difference in their lives," said UIU Acting President Dr. Richard Patrick. "We are pleased that the data continue to show that UIU students, on average, graduate with less college debt than most of their peers from private Iowa institutions and well below the debt level of other graduates from Iowa's public four-year universities."
The debt level of Iowa college graduates is reported each year by the Iowa College Student Aid Commission.
The UIU Board of Trustees, which approved the one-year tuition freeze for Fayette students, also agreed to hold to 3 percent the increase in room and board costs on campus. Fayette tuition will remain at $24,400, and room and board costs will be determined by which residence hall and meal plan students select for the next academic year.
UIU has nearly 1,000 students on the Fayette campus. For the last several years, UIU tuition has increased about 4 percent annually. Tuition rates for other UIU learning experiences have not yet been determined.
Founded in 1857, Upper Iowa University is a private, not-for-profit university providing undergraduate and graduate degree programs and leadership development opportunities to about 6,200 students—nationally and internationally—at its Fayette campus and learning centers worldwide. Upper Iowa University is a recognized innovator in offering accredited, quality programs through flexible, multiple delivery systems, including online and independent study.
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