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September 2, 2015

Iowa Board of Regents reuested increase in general fund appropriateion to ISU and UNI, but not for the University of Iowa

The state Board of Regents is asking for a combined $15.8 million in new state allocations for Iowa State University and University of Northern Iowa in the next budget year — citing record enrollment at ISU and UNI’s focus on “educating Iowans who tend to stay in Iowa.”
But the board has requested no increase in general fund appropriations for the University of Iowa,
According to board documents made public Tuesday, the Regents asked for a 4.5 increase in general fund appropriations for ISU — or $8.2 million — and an 8.1 percent increase for UNI — or $7.7 million.
The board will consider approving its 2017 budget requests totaling $656.8 million in operating appropriations at its next meeting Sept. 9. That total includes $230.9 million in general fund appropriations for UI, $190.4 million in general appropriations for ISU, and $101.9 million for UNI.

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