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UW's 2014-15 budget freezes tuition but raises fees

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The University of Wisconsin Board of Regents has approved a budget for this coming school year that freezes tuition but raises fees and room-and-board costs.

The plan freezes tuition for all students for the second straight year. Republican legislators included a mandate in the 2013-15 state budget requiring the system to freeze tuition for two years for resident undergrads, but the regents have extended that freeze to all student groups.

But the budget raises student fees by an average of 3.6 percent and room-and-board expenses by an average of 2.7 percent at the 13 four-year campuses. That would all translate to an average of about $218 more per student next year.

The regents approved the spending plan unanimously on Thursday at UW-Milwaukee.

Click here to read a statement from UW System President Ray Cross on the budget approval.
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