Wisconsin is not the first state to question its universities’ books according to Kevin Kiley, a reporter with the online publication Inside Higher Education. Kiley says other states have also assumed they’ve stumbled upon a surplus, then learned otherwise.
The University of Wisconsin System has been on the hot seat in recent days, ever since a state review found $648 million dollars in unspent funding. As a result, Gov. Walker has indicated he may not give the system more money in the next state budget and legislators are calling for a tuition freeze.