UW Regents Expand Tuition Freeze

Jul 11, 2013

The UW Board of Regents will freeze tuition for all students, not just resident undergrads.

Tuition freeze will apply to undergrads, graduate students and out-of-state students

The new state budget mandated a two-year tuition freeze for Wisconsin students pursuing bachelor's degrees at the UW System campuses. However, the regents voted Thursday to extend the freeze to out-of-state students and to graduate students.

Initially, the board wanted to boost tuition by two-percent in each of the next two school years, but state leaders required a freeze after learning the UW System has $650 million in unspent funding. System leaders say much of the money is earmarked for upcoming projects and to provide a safety net.