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University of Wisconsin panel calls for tuition change for Minn. students

  • Associated Press
  • May 9, 2013 - 6:28 PM

MADISON, Wis. - A committee of faculty, students and staff is recommending Minnesota students attending the University of Wisconsin-Madison pay out-of-state tuition.

The panel says UW-Madison should seek an exemption from Wisconsin's longtime reciprocity agreement with Minnesota.

Charging students from Minnesota out-of-state tuition is part of a broader strategy to create an "ideal incoming freshman class" for the University of Wisconsin flagship.

Minnesota students currently receive a discount on tuition and pay only a few thousand dollars more than Wisconsin residents. The same arrangement is available for Wisconsin students attending public universities in Minnesota. Exempting UW-Madison from the Minnesota-Wisconsin tuition reciprocity agreement would require approval from both the UW System Board of Regents and the State of Wisconsin.

The Journal Sentinel ( http://bit.ly/12gVXAe) says the report was presented this week to the Faculty Senate.

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Information from: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, http://www.jsonline.com

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