Tuition freeze at UW system continues for another two years

By KBJR News 1

Tuition freeze at UW system continues for another two years

April 11, 2014 Updated Apr 11, 2014 at 5:20 PM CDT

Madison, WI (NNCNOW.com) --- Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is calling for an additional two–year tuition freeze for University of Wisconsin campuses in the midst of the first two–year tuition freeze in U–W history.

Governor Walker says the call for another freeze is in light of recent projections that show the UW system has a billion dollar surplus.

Spokespeople for UW Superior say the freeze works with their goal of keeping the cost of higher education affordable.

However, they add that billion dollar surplus is spread system wide and much of it is already committed.

Director of Marketing and Communications Lynne Williams says while good for students, the freeze will be a strain on the college's budget, especially coupled with state budget cuts.

"We are at a point in time where we are looking at our budget, and looking to make some cuts to that budget, and looking to reinvest in other areas," said Williams on Friday.

Williams says the campus is currently working through a planning process to realign its curriculum with the current budget.

Ramona Marozas