In-state students at the University of Iowa and Iowa State will be paying nearly four percent more in tuition costs beginning this fall. The Iowa Board of Regents approved a proposed tuition increase for Iowa's public universities today.
Out-of-state students attending ISU would pay about 5-percent more, and at Iowa, they would pay about a percent more in tuition.
Base tuition levels at the University of Northern Iowa remained flat, to help UNI compete for students.
This action is the first in a planned five-year tuition model that was years in the making."
Nebraskans in disaster-stricken areas will get some breathing room when it comes to taxes, thanks to a law change approved by legislators and signed by Gov. Pete Ricketts last month.
Owners of properties destroyed or significantly damaged by flooding, a tornado or other natural disasters can request a new property assessment — what could amount to a tax break if officials agree that a property’s value has dropped.
That applies to all types of properties — homes, businesses and agricultural land. The measure amends a previous state law that required a property’s assessed value to be set as of Jan. 1 — no exceptions, even if a house burned down on Jan. 2. A county board of equalization has the final say on any assessment adjustments, which must be approved before July 25 or, if an extension is requested, Aug. 10.