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UW System to seek 5.5 percent tuition increase

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MADISON (WKOW) -- When high school graduates get to college, they may be paying more to go to school in Wisconsin.

The University of Wisconsin System wants to increase tuition 5.5 percent at its 13 four-year universities and 13 two-year colleges.

That would amount to a $400 increase for a student at UW-Madison or UW-Milwaukee, and about $300 for a student a UW-Green Bay or UW Stevens Point.

The UW System is asking for the increase as a way to make up for a $250 million cut in funding in the new state budget.

The numbers were released Monday ahead of an UW Board of Regents meeting Thursday.

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