Gov. Walker Signs 2-Year UW Tuition Freeze
Out-of-staters and graduate students in the University of Wisconsin system will now experience a 2-year tuition freeze according to a report from the Associated Press.
The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents expanded the freeze on Thursday that beforehand only included in-state residents. Governor Scott Walker signed the budget which extended benefits to all students enrolled in the U-W system. There are currently 26 schools included.
Although tuition rates will remain the same, additional fees as well as room and board are set to increase.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel states that lawmakers originally wanted to implement a 2% tuition increase for the next two years. Lawmakers discovered the system was keeping a surplus of hundreds of millions of dollars for the upcoming spring, which prompted the freeze.