Wisconsin regents OK tuition increase proposal for 23–24

University of Wisconsin System students will have to pay hundreds of dollars more to attend classes next year under a plan system officials overwhelmingly approved Thursday, the Associated Press reports.

The Board of Regents voted during a meeting at UW–Stout to adopt system President Jay Rothman’s proposal to increase student tuition, fees, and room and board rates beginning this fall.

The tuition increase is the first since Republican legislators lifted an eight-year freeze on rates in 2021. The regents elected not to impose any increases last year as the state was emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Under the plan, the average annual cost for most in-state undergraduate students living on four-year campuses will increase an average of 4.2%, or about $706 per year. The average annual cost at the system’s two-year schools will increase about 6.3%, or about $329 per year.