UW Regents are studying new ideas for tuition and financial aid. Nothing in the pipeline will alter the tuition increase at all four year UW System campuses, which Board of Regents approved Tuesday. However UW System President Kevin Reilly said there is a study group looking at possible changes to tuition and financial aid. Options being studied include the University of Minnesota model, which would tie the rate of tuition increase to family income, and cohort tuition, which would guarantee freshman the same tuition rate for four years. Another possibility, said Reilly, would be charging families with more than one student in the UW System a lower tuition rate. Reilly said a new direction in tuition and financial aid policies could help to improve access to the UW System. While the Regents did vote Tuesday to increase tuition at all 13 four year UW campuses, they also voted to freeze tuition at the system's two year campuses. Effective this fall, in-state tuition will increase $330 at UW-Madison, $323 at UW-Milwaukee, and $251 at all other four-year campuses.


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