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UW students want cap on tuition increase

Published On: Feb 25 2013 11:42:32 AM CST

MADISON, Wis. -

University of Wisconsin students are asking legislators to cap tuition increases.

Students from 20 of the UW campuses around Wisconsin held a Capitol news conference Monday calling for a tuition cap. They said they don't want tuition to increase more than 3 or 4 percent in the new academic year starting this fall.

Gov. Scott Walker announced last week he will invest $181 million funding for the UW System. But he also wants to remove the current mandatory 5.5 percent cap on tuition and fees, leaving it to the Board of Regents to set tuition.

UW spokesman David Giroux said Walker's budget sets the stage for a modest tuition increase. Giroux said the university will decide on the exact amount of increase by a vote in the summer.

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