MADISON (WKOW) -- Students will have to pay more at the state's tech colleges starting next year.
The Wisconsin Technical College System approved a statewide tuition increase Wednesday of 4.5%
That means the average student will pay about $3,500 a year.
Wisconsin Technical College System President Morna Foy says "To an individual who is trying to figure out how to support their kids, they are trying to figure out how to pay their gas bill to and from work, which is the life that most of our students find themselves, every dollar is important."
Foy says they did what they could to limit the increase.
Another big focus of the meeting was how to close the skills gap in the state.
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