University of Wisconsin System President Kevin Reilly is working on a plan to encourage students to graduate faster as way to save money as some campuses seek tuition increases to improve their quality. Reilly addressed the issue during Friday’s meeting of the UW Board of Regents.
In the coming months, administrators will work to more clearly define the steps a student needs to take to graduate in four years, instead of five, saving $15,000dollars or more in tuition and room and board. Reilly says the plan will also free up spots for new students. Some campuses also plan to offer three-year degrees.
The effort to market cost-saving tips comes as the Board of Regents is discussing whether to allow more campuses to seek stiff tuition increases to improve academic programs and student services.
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