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Walker Won’t Commit On Length Of Tuition Freeze

UW President Ray Cross Says Governor Only Intends A 1-Year Tuition Freeze

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Gov. Scott Walker won’t say whether he plans to freeze tuition at state universities for one year or two in the next two-year state budget.

University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross told Madison’s WISC-TV Thursday that he thought the governor was open to a one-year tuition freeze next year, which would let the university system increase tuition the year after that.

Asked about the possibility in Madison, Walker would not commit.

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“We haven’t made a final decision on whether or not it’s a two-year freeze,” Walker said. “It could be — I’m not proposing this, so let me qualify this — a tuition reduction. Those are all things that are on the table between now and … February when we introduce our budget.”

Walker has frozen tuition at the UW for the past four years.

Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated the number of years Walker froze tuition. It has been updated.