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UW System Head Wants to Limit Tuition Increase

Posted Friday, April 19, 2013 --- 1:47 p.m.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The University of Wisconsin System's president says he thinks he can limit tuition increases over the next two years.

Gov. Scott Walker's 2013-2015 budget would provide the system with an additional $181.3 million dollars. System President Kevin Reilly said Friday that would enable him to recommend the Board of Regents limit tuition increases to 2 percent in each year of the biennium.

According to the Legislative Fiscal Bureau, tuition at most system schools has risen around 6 percent to 6.5 percent annually since 2009. Increases at UW-Madison have averaged around 8 percent annually due to charges that school places on top of base tuition.

Reilly also announced he'll recommend reallocating $30 million to eliminate a waiting list for financial aid and offer more work-study positions.

Copyright 2013: Associated Press


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