Student fees may increase in proposed UW System budget

Could change after state budget finalized

Student fees and housing costs could go up at all University of Wisconsin system four-year schools.

UW regents voted in favor of increasing the fees by about 2.5-percent. Tuition will remain frozen for undergraduate students, as required by state legislation. System regents say the fee increases are not to make up for that tuition freeze, but to make improvements across campuses.

“We want to renovate our older halls. Some of them are about 50 years old, and they do not have elevators for accessibility or sprinklers for fire safety, so we need these funds to begin making those renovations,” said UW-La Crosse Chancellor Joe Gow.

Gow says the UW System budget could change depending on the final decisions for the state budget.