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Guv Looks To Control UW Tution

University of Wisconsin Madison
University of Wisconsin Madison

MADISON, Wi (WSAU) After years of high increases, Governor Scott Walker says he’s considering either a freeze or a new cap on U-W tuition, in order to keep it affordable. Walker brought up the subject last week when he spoke at a school in Milwaukee which gets tax-funded vouchers to teach low-income kids.

The governor said he’s considering several options for his next two-year state budget proposal, which he’ll submit to the Legislature in February. Besides a tuition cap, higher state aid to the U-W is also being considered. Walker said he still wants the U-W System to grow, and keep having the programs and courses it wants to offer.

State aid has not kept pace with rising university costs for a number of years. As a result, average tuitions at the 26 U-W schools have gone up by five-and-a-half percent in each of the last five years – and even more in the eight years before that.