MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The University of Wisconsin System is asking lawmakers for an additional $51 million to continue plans to add students and expand academic and research programs through 2011.
The Board of Regents has approved the system's request for the two-year budget that runs from July 1, 2009, through June 30, 2011. Lawmakers are expected to pass that budget next year.
The system's request approved Friday seeks $38 million in state funding and $13 million in student fees to pay for the so-called growth agenda. The plan would add 7,000 students by expanding programs for adults and allowing some campuses to boost their enrollment.
The request asks lawmakers for another $73 million to maintain current programs.
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