Governor Walker’s 2017-19 UW System Budget Plan 

Senator Steve Nass (R-Whitewater), Vice-Chair of the Senate Committee on Universities and Technical Colleges, issued the following statement regarding Governor Walker’s 2017-19 UW System budget plan:

“Governor Walker has once again proven his commitment to fight for Wisconsin’s middle class families by proposing a historic 5% cut in resident tuition in the UW System for the 2018-19 academic year.  The cut would save the average student $360 a year on top of the more than $6,300 that students have saved during four years of the tuition freeze.

The Governor also empowers students to opt-out of allocable segregated fees charged for extra programs in campus activities and services.  A significant number of students receive no benefit from these programs, but the fees add on unnecessary costs.

Where the Board of Regents and system administrators have failed to help students and families, Governor Walker and Republican legislators have found ways to provide savings for students and lower debt accumulation in obtaining a degree.”