Wisconsin Board of Regents Approves Tuition Increases at 9 Campuses

The University of Wisconsin System's Board of Regents on Friday approved tuition increases for out-of-state undergraduates and some professional students at nine campuses, The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

The plan will raise tuition for nonresident undergraduates at the flagship UW-Madison campus by nearly 12 percent next year. The tuition increases for both in-state and out-of-state students in business graduate programs; the doctor of nursing practice program; and the professional schools of pharmacy, medicine, and veterinary medicine will range from 9 percent to 20 percent.

The extra revenue is meant to prepare the system for the prospect of a $300 million cut proposed by Governor Scott Walker, and to make it possible to freeze resident tuition for two more years, according to The Chronicle of Higher Education. State lawmakers are currently debating Gov. Walker's proposed cut, which would grant the university system more autonomy. UW System Chancellor Raymond W. Cross has pledged to resign if the full, $300 million cut becomes law.

 

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The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

http://www.jsonline.com/news/education/regents-ok-tuition-boost-rip-legislators-comments-on-blank-b99478904z1-299345471.html

The Chronicle of Higher Education

http://chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/with-cuts-looming-wisconsin-regents-ok-tuition-increases-at-9-campuses/97025