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UW regents set to OK tuition hike, raises

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Posted at 12:05 PM, Dec 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-08 13:06:49-05
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- University of Wisconsin System regents are expected to approve raising out-of-state and graduate tuition and give employees raises.
 
The regents are set to meet Thursday afternoon and vote on a plan to raise nonresident and graduate tuition by hundreds of dollars at six four-year campuses and all two-year schools. They also are scheduled to vote on giving system employees a 2 percent raise in each of the next two fiscal years.
The schools say they need the extra tuition dollars to bring nonresident rates more in line with peer institutions and retain faculty.
 
The pay increases are expected to cost about $78 million over the next two years. That money would come from the state's compensation reserve, money lawmakers set aside to cover unforeseen pay increases.