News that scholarships will be rescinded for students at the University of Iowa because of state budget cuts sparked controversy at the statehouse Thursday.
Democrats are blaming Republicans for a bill that cut $8 million from the UI budget for this year.
News came to UI families in a letter from President Bruce Herrald.
“This devastating cut has forced us to consider every expenditure,” Herrald said.
Some 2500 students will see their financial aid packages reduced by an average of more than $1700 for the school year that starts in the fall.