Tuition increase recommendation

Due to ongoing state funding restrictions, UW System President Kevin Reilly is recommending a 5.5 percent tuition increase for resident undergraduate students for the 2012-13 academic year, his office announced Monday (June 4). Here at UW-Green Bay, that means resident undergrads would pay $6,298, a $328 increase from 2011-12 that keeps us below the 4-year universities average of $6,939. It’s a modest, predictable increase that provides some additional revenue, Reilly said — added to last year’s 5.5 percent increase, the proposed rates for 2012-13 would result in $110 million in new tuition revenue for UW schools over the two-year period. This is about 1/3 of the funds needed to offset budget cuts and lapses; Wisconsin’s 2011-13 biennial budget reduced funding to the UW System by $250 million, and a budget lapse approved in February withdrew another $66 million in taxpayer support. The Board of Regents will review an operating budget and consider the tuition rates during its meeting Thursday (June 7) and Friday (June 8) at UW-Milwaukee. Click below for full details and an early sample of news coverage:
UW System News
Wisconsin State Journal
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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