Regents extend UW System tuition freeze for in-state undergraduates

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MADISON, Wis. — The University of Wisconsin System’s Board of Regents voted on Thursday to continue a tuition freeze for in-state undergraduate students.

The tuition freeze for Wisconsin undergraduates has been in place since the 2013-2014 fiscal year.

“Keeping our universities affordable and accessible is a priority, and thanks to the funding we received from Governor Evers, we are freezing tuition this coming academic year,” new UW System president Jay Rothman said in a statement Thursday evening. “Moving forward, it is critical we make the investments necessary to enhance the quality of education that makes the University of Wisconsin System attractive to students while maintaining affordability for Wisconsin families.”

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The board’s vote came one week after Rothman told reporters he would recommend the freeze continue as part of the system’s budget proposal.