Free Tuition Proposed for First-generation Transfers

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — University of Wisconsin-Madison officials want to provide at least a year of free tuition to students who transfer from one of several two-year colleges and who would be the first in their family to get a degree.

Chancellor Rebecca Blank plans to announce the proposal during a meeting of UW System regents Thursday. The plan would require new funding in the 2017-2019 state budget.

The State Journal ( ) reports UW-Madison is also changing the contracts that guarantee admission for students at two-year UW Colleges and certain technical schools. Students would be required to maintain a higher grade point average and provide better information about the classes required to get into the Madison campus.

University officials have said how much the proposal would cost.

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