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UW students ask lawmakers to limit tuition hikes this fall

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MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - UW students from around the state converged on the Capitol Monday, to ask legislators to limit their tuition increases for this fall.

Students from all but 6 of the 26 university campuses held a news conference, calling for a limit of 3 to 4 percent in tuition hikes.

In recent years, the Board of Regents approved tuition hikes of 5.5 percent, the maximum set by law. That’s because the schools’ lost state funding in the recent past.

Now, Governor Scott Walker is asking for $180 million more for the UW System – and to remove the limit on tuition and fees so the university can decide those things for themselves.

UW spokesman David Giroux says a modest increase can be expected.

The Board of Regents will determine the amount over the summer. 

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