UW System regents meeting to discuss tuition hikeTop officials in the University of Wisconsin System are meeting to discuss a possible tuition increase and other issues.
By: The Associated Press, Superior Telegram
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Top officials in the University of Wisconsin System are meeting to discuss a possible tuition increase and other issues.
The Board of Regents is gathering at UW-Milwaukee for a two-day meeting starting Thursday morning.
One of the top agenda items is a proposal by UW System President Kevin Reilly to increase tuitions by 5.5 percent at all 13 four-year campuses.
A secondary item will be a recommendation to increase financial aid for low-income students. The board will also receive an update on precautions put in place after the Penn State sexual-abuse scandal.
If the tuition increase is approved, UW-Madison students would pay more than $10,000 annually in tuition and fees.
This is the sixth straight year that Reilly has recommended the maximum 5.5 percent tuition hike for in-state students.