Wisconsin lawmakers are looking at a plan that could rewrite the rules for UW tuition reciprocity with Minnesota.
A State Senate committee will hold a hearing later this morning on the plan which should send more money to UW schools. Currently, Minnesota kids will pay Minnesota tuition to attend a UW school. The Minnesota rate is higher, but UW schools don’t get the extra. That is split between the state of Wisconsin and the State of Minnesota. UW managers want lawmakers to allow the university to keep the difference instead. Last school year, that would have meant an extra 13-and-a-half-million dollars for UW-Madison alone.