UW regents takes up proposed tuition hike Thursday

CREATED Jun. 4, 2012

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MADISON- It could cost more than $10,000 per year for in-state students to attend the University of Wisconsin-Madison if a recommended tuition increase is approved.

The university's Board of Regents is scheduled to take up the proposed 5.5 percent tuition increase Thursday.

The Wisconsin State Journal reports it's the sixth straight year in which system President Kevin Reilly is recommending a 5.5 percent tuition increase for in-state students.

The regents can't raise tuition more than that due to a legislative cap.

Reilly calls the proposal a "modest, predictable tuition increase" that will provide additional revenue for campuses.

If the proposal is approved, out-of-state students would also see an increase in tuition and fees. It would cost a non-resident $26,096 to attend school at the Madison campus.