UW System Seeks Additional Funds in Next State Budget

The UW System is looking to ask regents this week for an additional $107-million in the next state budget. System leaders say about $82.5 million would be spent on meeting performance-based goals in student success, progress toward graduation, workforce contributions, and improved efficiency. Another $25 million would be put into providing better access to courses and programs in high-demand fields like science, engineering, and health care. The request does not call for raising tuition or student fees. The regents will vote on the request on Thursday, with approval sending the it to Governor Walker’s office for consideration.