From the Des Moines Register:

Students attending Iowa’s public universities next fall will see some of the lowest tuition increases in recent history.

The tuition increases, which range from 2.2 percent to 9.9 percent, depending on residency and program of study, were reported this morning in the docket for the Iowa Board of Regents meeting Wednesday in Iowa City.

The board will likely vote on the hikes in December.

The University of Iowa would charge undergraduate residents $6,524 for tuition and mandatory fees in 2008-09, a 4 percent increase from this year. Nonresident undergraduates at U of I would pay $20,638, a 6.1 percent increase from this year.

Iowa State University resident undergraduates would pay $6,380, a 3.2 percent increase from this year. Nonresident undergraduates at ISU would pay $17,350, or a 2.5 percent increase, from 2007-08.

University of Northern Iowa resident undergrads would pay $6,378, a 3 percent increase from this year’s tuition and fees. UNI’s nonresident undergraduates would pay $14,596, an increase of 2.2 percent from this year.

Tuition and fee increases in 2007-08 ranged from 3.3 to 12.7 percent, depending on residency and program of study. Engineering students pay higher tuition.

In past years, students at Iowa’s public universities saw double-digit increases. However, this year Iowa lawmakers provided an additional $40 million for faculty salaries and $25 million more for operating budgets. Shortfalls in these areas in the past caused the regents to approve large tuition hikes.