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UW System head wants to limit tuition increase

Published On: Apr 19 2013 02:11:07 PM CDT

WKBT, News8000.com

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -

The University of Wisconsin System's president says he thinks he can limit tuition increases over the next two years.

Gov. Scott Walker's 2013-2015 budget would provide the system with an additional $181.3 million dollars. System President Kevin Reilly said Friday that would enable him to recommend the Board of Regents limit tuition increases to 2 percent annually.

Base tuition across the system's four-year schools has risen 5.5 percent annually since the 2007-08 academic year. Increases have been steeper at schools that place additional tuition charges on students.

Reilly also announced he'll recommend reallocating $30 million to eliminate a waiting list for financial aid and offer more work-study positions. He also wants to invest $10 million in a program awarding credit for students' work experience and other knowledge they've already acquired.

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