"We try to be very good stewards of your money," President Steven Leath told members of the Iowa Legislature's Education Appropriations Subcommittee last Thursday.
Iowa State's general operating funds request is a 4 percent increase ($6.95 million) over last year.
In his presentation, Leath also noted that:
- If approved, the 4 percent increase would allow another tuition freeze, which "has a tremendous impact" for students and their parents
- Iowa State enrollment grew more than 2,000 students for the current academic year
- Of the 33,000 students on campus in the fall, 18,000 are resident students