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Wisconsin tuition hike for non-residents, graduate students and professional programs

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Out-of-state students attending college at some of Wisconsin's state universities will have to pay between 9 and 20 percent more starting in the 2015-2016 school year. Minnesota students are not affected under reciprocity agreements.

The new tuition increase passed by the UW System Board of Regents Friday will affect students who are non-residents, graduates and in professional programs at nine of its 13 system schools.

The tuition increase is "to bring rates closer to competitive market rates," a press release states.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports the four-year plan would call for a $3,000 increase a year for the next two years affecting nonresident undergrads.

It would bring in more than $40 million for the flagship Madison school, the Wisconsin State Journal reports. The increase would also hit students attending UW branches in La Crosse, Milwaukee, Parkside, Platteville, River Falls, Stevens Point, Stout and Whitewater.

The revenue generated from the increases would help the system offset $300 million in proposed budget cuts by Gov. Scott Walker, according to FOX-6.

Regent Vice President Regina Millner said in a statement:

“Here in Wisconsin, we have made a strong commitment to affordability, especially for in-state tuition. However, our in-state students shouldn’t be asked to subsidize out-of-state students. The gap between our out-of-state tuition and that of other states is growing, and that puts a burden on our state resources.”

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