MADISON, Wis. (AP) - The University of Wisconsin System regents have voted to increase student fees and room-and-board costs for the upcoming school year.
The regents approved the increases unanimously as part of the system's 2019-20 operational budget Thursday. Under the plan, student fees will increase an average of $36 across the system.
UW-Madison students will face a $170 increase, the largest of any four-year school, bringing their annual fees to $1,452. Debt service on a new recreational center and natatorium is driving the increase.
Drivers at other schools include classroom expansions, new diversity programs, free flu shots and increased security costs at athletic events.
Students at every four-year school except Milwaukee and River Falls will see room-and-board rates go up. Increases will range from $20 at Stout to $258 at Madison.
Get your weather forecast from people that actually live in your community. We update with short, easy-to-use video forecasts you can watch on your phone every day. Download the iOS or Android app here.
- UPDATE: Wisconsin police identify man who was fatally shot by an officer in Caledonia
- Wisconsin reinstates Cephus after sexual assault acquittal
- Treasurer Godlewski meeting with local retirees and farmers in La Crosse
- Loose horse leading Amish buggy killed instantly in Hillsboro highway crash
- Stretch of Winona County Road 17 closing for construction
- Officials: Sudden Oak Death Disease moving towards Minnesota, spreading through flower shrubs
- Thousands of feet of Fort McCoy rail tracks being replaced in second year of upgrades
- NYPD fires officer for 2014 death of Eric Garner
- Long lines at Minneapolis airport due to security changes
- Backers of rural dental care find something to smile about