MILWAUKEE (WKOW) -- University of Wisconsin System regents voted to raise tuition by 5.5 percent at most of the state universities.
The Board of Regents approved the increase Thursday as part of a $5.6 billion proposed budget for the 13 four-year universities and 13 two-year colleges.
The 5.5 percent increase will apply to undergraduate students attending 11 of the 13 universities. UW-Madison and UW-Eau Claire will have higher increases because those campuses phase in tuition surcharges. The tuition at the two-year colleges will be frozen for the fourth straight year.
It is estimated roughly 40,000 families with students in the UW System earn less than $60,000 per year, but those families are expected to receive increase in financial aid to offset the hike.