A state lawmaker says the UW-Madison is trying to "soak" students with a proposed tuition surcharge.
State Representative Scott Suder says the plan to charge students an extra $250 a year, if their family makes more than $80,000 a year, amounts to a tax on students. He says it's not fair to raise the expectations of what students have to pay, after they've already started attending the school.
Chancellor Biddy Martin insists students need to pay more to address the quality of undergraduate education. However, Suder says it's a misstep by the UW to hit families with the extra cost when many are already struggling.