GOP Cuts to UW System Hurt Wisconsin Students
Board of Regents approves UW-Madison request to lift nonresident cap
MADISON – On Thursday, the UW System Board of Regents approved a request by UW-Madison to waive their nonresident enrollment limit. In their request for this waiver, UW-Madison noted that “recent budget reductions were distributed across education and administrative units, resulting in some reduced services to students and more limited class offerings.”
“Once again, we have demonstrative evidence of the damage done to our universities by the reckless budget cuts of Governor Walker and the Legislative Republicans. Our flagship university, UW-Madison, has requested that the cap on out of state students be lifted in order to help mitigate the damage caused by Governor Walker’s unprecedented cuts. Lifting this cap could make it much more difficult for Wisconsin residents to get into UW-Madison, and it also has the potential of creating larger class sizes and greater reductions in services for students. Other UW System schools have already made extremely difficult cuts to programs, services, classes, and personnel.
“We should recognize the importance of the UW System to our state’s economic future and give it the tools to provide great opportunities to Wisconsin students, instead of forcing these universities to continue to make difficult and often devastating decisions that affect the quality of education that they provide to our own residents. We must work together to reverse these massive cuts to our UW System.”
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