Friday, December 6, 2013
Iowa Regents Reject Law School's Proposed Tuition Increase on Iowa Residents, Order Same 16.4% Tuition Reduction Given to Non-Residents
In response to a precipitous decline in applications and enrollment, the Board of Regents has approved the University of Iowa College of Law's proposed reduction in tuition for non-resident students by 16.4% (from $47,252 to $39,500) beginning next year. However, the Board rejected the law school's plan to hike tuition for Iowa residents by 1.8% (to $26,748) and imposed an identical 16.4% tuition reduction on Iowa residents ($21,965).
This is the first announced tuition reduction at a Top 30 law school (Iowa is ranked #26 overall and #28 in academic peer reputation in the 2014 U.S. News Law School Rankings).
- Press Release, University of Iowa College of Law Tuition Lowered 16 Percent
- ABA Journal, U of Iowa to Cut Law School Tuition 16 Percent
- Above the Law, THIS Is What It Looks Like When a Law School Actually Cuts Tuition
- The Daily Iowa, Regents Approve Freeze
- Des Moines Register, Regents Approve U of I Law School Tuition Cut for Iowa Residents
- Inside Higher Ed, U. of Iowa Law School Slashes Sticker Price
- Iowa Press-Citizen, Regents Approve UI Law School Tuition Cut for Iowa Residents
- Brian Leiter (Chicago), Iowa Regents Mandate 16.4% Cut in Law School Tuition for Iowa Residents...
- National Law Journal, University of Iowa Law Cuts Tuition Amid Enrollment Decline