Students on four-year campuses of the University of Wisconsin System could see a 5.5 percent tuition increase for the coming school year. That's under the terms of a budget plan which the Board of Regents is expected to approve this week. Resident undergraduate students at the four-year UW schools would see annual increases ranging from $265 dollars at eleven of the campuses, to $340 at UW Milwaukee, to $348 at UW Madison, as part of the 2008-09 operating budget being recommended by UW System President Kevin Reilly . Reilly's budget plan, released Tuesday, will keep tuition at the 13 two-year UW colleges frozen at current levels for the second straight year.
The recommended $348 annual tuition increase at UW-Madison is lower than the average increase at other Big 10 universities. If approved, tuition at UW-Madison would remain the second-lowest among these Big 10 peer universities. At it's meeting Thursday, the Board of Regents will also consider a resolution urging the legislature to fully fund tuition remission for Wisconsin's veterans , to alleviate the need for future tuition support of the program.