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Students call for a cap on UW tuition increase

MADISON (WKOW) -- University of Wisconsin students are asking legislators to cap tuition increases.

Students from 20 of the UW campuses around Wisconsin held a Capitol news conference Monday calling for the cap.  They don't want tuition to increase more than three or four percent in the new academic year, starting this fall.

Last week, Governor Scott Walker announced he will invest $181 million funding for the UW System.  However, he also wants to remove the current mandatory 5.5 percent cap on tuition and fees, leaving it to the Board of Regents to set tuition.

UW spokesman David Giroux says the governor's budget sets the stage for a modest tuition increase.  He also stated the university will decide on exact increase amounts by a vote this summer.

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