Many University of Wisconsin students will likely paying more for tuition next school year.
The Board of Regents is expected this week to consider a 5.5 percent tuition hike for students attending the UW’s 13 four-year campuses. It’s the fourth year in a row the UW has proposed that level of increase in base tuition for undergraduates.
The proposal from UW System President Kevin Reilly also suggests continuing a freeze on tuition for students at the 13 two-year campuses.
In a statement, Reilly says the proposal reflects efforts in recent years to keep tuition increases reasonable and predictable.
Reilly says the UW has been able to avoid double-digit increases in the face of major financial challenges, such as the $255 million in mandated cuts they’ve been working to implement.
The Board will take up the tuition proposal at its Thursday meeting in Milwaukee.