UW schools experience two year tuition freeze

By KBJR News 1

Wisconsin's Republican Governor Scott Walker giving his State of the State address.

January 23, 2014 Updated Jan 23, 2014 at 6:50 PM CDT

Superior, WI (NNCNOW.com) --- For the first time in the history of the University of Wisconsin System, students will experience a two year tuition freeze.

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker discussed the tuition freeze in his State of the State speech Wednesday night.

He said UW students have been saddled with tuition increases for far too long.

The freeze is great news for students, but staffers from the University of Wisconsin - Superior say there is also a downside.

"One of the things that concerns us in higher education is the fact that our budgets have continued to be cut over the years so we're not getting additional state resources in, and with a tuition freeze on top of that it limits our ability to continue to serve the same number of students as we have in the past," said Faith Hensrud, Provost at UW Superior.

Governor Walker says this freeze goes a long way toward making college more affordable for students and their families.