2021 Iowa Legislature has adjourned

2021 Iowa Legislature has adjourned

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The 2021 Iowa Legislature adjourned on Wednesday, May 19. Governor Reynolds has 30 days to sign or veto legislation.

At the beginning of the legislative session, we asked for your help to ensure that a UNI education remains affordable for Iowa students and their families. Thank you to those of you who reached out to state lawmakers this year. 

For next year, the Legislature did not increase the Board of Regents state appropriations for the state’s three public universities: the University of Iowa, Iowa State University, and UNI. We are disappointed that we did not receive new funding to compensate for inflation.

“We will continue to work with Gov. Reynolds and members of the Iowa Legislature as we build upon our commitment to ensuring a reasonable and predictable cost of education for Iowa families, while providing the high-quality education our students need to be successful professionals and leaders in Iowa's changing economy,” said UNI President Mark A. Nook.

UNI will continue to focus on building our enrollment to levels that are in line with the needs of the state. We are working to define and promote the attributes of UNI that make us distinctive as a regional comprehensive public university focused on the success of our students.

As you know, at UNI, we provide our students real world, hands-on experience enabling them to begin their careers after graduation and start making an impact from day one.