Tuition Rate Approval
Most tuition rates do not require approval by the Iowa Department of Education, but must comply with 281 – IAC 21.2(11). However, certain tuition rates (reciprocal, consortia, or other) do require approval from the department. The following will govern department approval of reciprocal, consortia, and other tuition rates:
Reciprocal agreements: approved by the Iowa Department of Education;
Consortia: rate is not less than the lowest resident rate or higher than the highest nonresident rate of institutions within the consortium;
Other: rate is greater than the resident tuition rate and not less than the marginal cost of instruction.
Please fill out and submit this form to obtain approval prior to requesting board action on a proposed rate requiring department approval.