Some University of Wisconsin students could see a 5.5 percent tuition hike this fall.

The UW Board of Regents will be asked next week to consider tuition increases at all four-year campuses. System spokesman Dave Giroux says that will amount to about a $251 annual increase for students at smaller campuses, while students at the UW-Madison and UW-Milwaukee could see tuition climb by up to $330.

Some students won't see the cost of going to school climb though. The proposal would freeze tuition at all two-year UW campuses.

The proposed tuition increases are based on the state budget from the Joint Finance Committee. However, Giroux says students could be asked to pay more down the road, if the final budget cuts more.

Giroux says the proposed hike is the lowest dollar increase in five years. 

AUDIO: Andrew Beckett reports (MP3 1:07)

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