Update: University of Wisconsin System regents okay tuition increase plan

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MADISON — University of Wisconsin System regents have approved raising in-state undergraduate tuition in the 2018-19 school year if Republicans lift their tuition freeze.

Gov. Scott Walker and GOP legislators have frozen resident undergraduate tuition for four straight years. Walker has said he wants to extend the freeze for at least one more year but hasn’t committed to maintaining it beyond that.

The regents adopted a plan Friday during a meeting at UW-Eau Claire that calls for raising tuition by no more than the rate of inflation in the 2018-19 school year if Republicans lift the freeze then.

Annual resident tuition at the system’s four-year schools currently ranges from $9,273 at UW-Madison to $6,298 at UW-Green Bay and UW-Parkside. UW-Stout tuition is $234 but that school also charges per credit.


  • Opinion8d

    Will the students now protest the decision to raise tuition??? Of course not…..nor did they praise Walker and the Republicans when they froze tuition!! Where is the media headlines with how callous the Regents are for raising tuition on the already over-burdened students??

    So if tuition has been frozen the last four years, can anyone say that UW degree is any less now than it was prior to the freeze?? I thought terrible things were gong to happen and the system would collapse with all the funding Walker cut??? Amazing to think people believe we don’t pay enough in taxes……

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