Obama Event At University Of Iowa Cost $55,000: Iowa City Patch

09/17/2012 04:32 pm ET

Some called President Barack Obama's visit to the University of Iowa on Sept. 7 "historic," but making history also apparently comes at a cost.

The event, in which Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and his spouse Dr. Jill Biden spoke on the Pentacrest lawn in Iowa City, cost $55,000, according to records released by the university today in response to a public records request.