(Des Moines) The Iowa Board of Regents plan to approach the Iowa Legislator for an estimated $40 million program to fill the gap left from the elimination of the low-income tuition assistance program known as tuition set aside. Governor Branstad says it might be too early to tell if the program can work.
“That’s something we are not going to be able to answer until we’ve heard the Regents presentation and we have seen what the revenue estimates are in all of that information,” stated Branstad. “But I do support the direction the Regents are recommending.”
The Governor says the new program could lower tuition for in-state students. He was quoting Regent Lang who said a $1,000 reduction for Iowa students starting in 2014-2015 is possible.
Iowa Radio Network
September 14, 2012