Tuition Hike Approved

Higher education is coming with a higher price tag at UW system schools. The UW Board of Regents voted today to increase tuition by nearly seven percent.

That means UW Madison students will pay $364 more per year. UW Milwaukee students will pay $356 more and those at other campuses an additional $277.

The regents also increased room and board by more than five percent, or $220, and increased student fees an average of $58.

During this Thursday's meeting, student leaders urged the regents to approve a smaller tuition increase.

University regents say don't blame them, blame the legislature. Darrell Bazzell, Vice Chancellor for Administration, says at the end of the day tuition is still affordable when compared to UW's peer schools. He says more financial aid is needed to make sure less fortunate students can still go to school.

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