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Tuition Hike could be Coming to University of Wisconsin

(AP) -- The University of Wisconsin Board of Regents is expected to vote on a plan to raise nonresident and graduate tuition.

Republican lawmakers have blocked the regents from raising tuition on resident undergraduates through the 2016-17 academic year but have allowed them to raise prices for nonresidents and graduate students.

UW-La Crosse, UW-Milwaukee, UW-Platteville, UW-Stout and UW-Whitewater have asked the regents for permission to raise their nonresident and graduate tuition ranging from half-a-percent increase for master degrees in applied psychology and food services at UW-Stout to a nearly 18 percent increase for a master's degree in computer science at UW-Platteville.

The regents' finance committee is expected to approve the requests Thursday during a meeting at UW-Green Bay. The full board of regents will vote on the proposals Friday.

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