UW Regents OK tuition increase plan

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The Latest on University of Wisconsin System regents consideration of a plan to increase tuition in the 2018-19 academic year (all times local):

10:45 a.m.

University of Wisconsin System regents have approved raising in-state undergraduate tuition in the 2018-19 school year if Republicans lift their tuition freeze.

Gov. Scott Walker and GOP legislators have frozen resident undergraduate tuition for four straight years. Walker has said he wants to extend the freeze for at least one more year but hasn’t committed to maintaining it beyond that.

The regents adopted a plan Friday during a meeting at UW-Eau Claire that calls for raising tuition by no more than the rate of inflation in the 2018-19 school year if Republicans lift the freeze then.

Annual resident tuition at the system’s four-year schools currently ranges from $9,273 at UW-Madison to $6,298 at UW-Green Bay and UW-Parkside. UW-Stout tuition is $234 but that school also charges per credit.

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4:30 a.m.

University of Wisconsin System regents are poised to vote on a plan to raise in-state undergraduate tuition for the 2018-19 school year if Republicans lift their tuition freeze.

Gov. Scott Walker and GOP legislators have frozen tuition for four straight years. Walker has said he wants to maintain the freeze for 2017-18 but hasn’t committed to a sixth year.

The regents are set to vote on a plan Friday at UW-Eau Claire that calls for raising tuition for 2018-19 by no more than the rate of inflation if the freeze ends that year.

Resident undergraduate tuition at the system’s four-year schools currently ranges from $9,273 annually at UW-Madison to $6,298 at UW-Green Bay and UW-Parkside. UW-Stout tuition is $234 but that institution also charges per credit.

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