Nine UW System schools to ask for tuition hike for graduate, out-of-state students to offset cuts
MADISON (AP) — Nine University of Wisconsin System schools plan to ask regents this week for permission to dramatically raise tuition for graduate and non-resident students to help offset $300 million in cuts Gov. Scott Walker has proposed in his state budget.
The schools include UW-Madison, UW-La Crosse, UW-Milwaukee, UW-Parkside, UW-Platteville, UW-River Falls, UW-Stevens Point, UW -Stout and UW-Whitewater. The increases vary by school. UW-Madison’s plan, for example, calls for raising undergraduate non-residents’ tuition nearly 40 percent by 2018-19.
The regents are set to take up the requests at a meeting Thursday in Waukesha.
The Legislature has imposed a two-year freeze on resident undergraduate tuition. Walker’s budget would extend that freeze for another two years.