UW budget plan would drive up student costs as much as 5.4%

University of Wisconsin System President Jay Rothman’s plan to increase tuition, fees, and room and board costs next year would drive up undergraduate student expenses as much as 5.4% next year, according to an analysis released Friday.

Rothman announced earlier this month that he would ask the Board of Regents for a 5% tuition increase, the Associated Press reported. The new analysis indicates his plan also includes raising undergraduate student fees and room and board costs as well as increasing costs for specific programs and raising graduate students’ tuition.

The analysis includes a campus-by-campus breakdown of the plan’s impact.

Undergraduates from Wisconsin would see their total costs next year increase anywhere from 3% at UW–Madison to 5.4% at UW–River Falls. State residents at UW–Milwaukee would see a 3.7% increase; UW–La Crosse students would see a 4.6% increase; and UW–Whitewater students would see a 4.8% increase.