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New UW budget calls for higher fees, room-and-board costs

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The University of Wisconsin System regents are set to approve a new budget that would increase student fees as well as room and board costs.

The regents are scheduled to approve the 2018-19 budget Friday at UW-Milwaukee. The spending plan calls for raising student fees at four-year schools an average of $33 per student. Room and board would increase an average of $118.

Student costs would remain relatively flat among the two-year schools. UW-Marinette is the only school that wants to increase fees, seeking a $9 bump to offset depleted reserves. UW-Marathon County and UW-Marinette want to increase room rates by $65 and $227 respectively. UW-Marathon County is the only school that wants to raise meal plan prices with a $56 increase.

The budget doesn't raise tuition for any students.

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