Walker plans to extend UW System tuition freeze

Gov. Scott Walker today called for an additional two-year freeze on tuition for the University of Wisconsin System.

Walker’s decision follows recent projections showing the University of Wisconsin System will continue to carry a surplus of more than $1 billion.

Walker’s most recent 2013-15 budget froze tuition for two years, the first two-year tuition freeze in UW System history.

“After years of tuition hikes, it is important to give our students and their families a break. Our proposed second two-year tuition freeze will go a long way to helping working families and students have access to higher education,” Walker said. “This freeze continues our commitment from the last budget to make college more affordable for working families and students across our state.”

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