The University of Wisconsin is asking for its first tuition increase in nearly 10 years.
UW President Jay Rothman told lawmakers yesterday that the school would like to raise tuition five percent next fall. Wisconsin froze tuition at UW campuses back in 2013, and only lifted that freeze back in 2021. Rothman says even with a tuition increase, the UW System will be one of the most affordable colleges in the Midwest. Tuition varies from campus to campus, but in-state students pay just under 11 thousand-dollars a year in tuition and fees at UW-Madison. Out-of-state students pay nearly 40 thousand-dollars a year.