Evers’ higher education budget would continue tuition freeze
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers’s budget calls for giving people in the country without legal permission in-state tuition rates at University of Wisconsin System schools, continuing a long-running tuition freeze and handing the system an additional $150 million.
Evers is set to release his full budget Thursday but his administration gave The Associated Press a preview of his plans for UW.
Evers campaigned on allowing students who were children when their parents brought them into the U.S. without legal permission in-state tuition. His plan would let any Wisconsin resident who entered the country without legal permission to pay in-statute tuition.
He also campaigned on continuing the tuition freeze. Republican lawmakers put the freeze in place in 2013.