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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.

5 comments

  • What!

    Well that didn’t take long. They must have had to take $100.00 out of the billion dollar slush fund.

    • Mr. Fake

      The “slush fund” is not, and never was, a real thing. It was just a spin by Walker and Co. to try and put the UW in a bad light. 30 seconds of online searching will find plenty of information on the topic.

  • me

    How about they find out how much the athletic program brings in and where all that money is going???? No one seems to want to mention that. How much money do you think the Badger’s win to the Final Four brought in? None of those athletes get any money. WHERE IS IT????????????????

  • me

    And how about cutting the administrators pay????? No, let’s dump in on the students so they can whine and cry and say poor little me.

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