Governor Scott Walker said he’s working to keep tuition in check for University of Wisconsin System parents and students for years to come. It’s part of his tuition freeze plan.
Governor Walker was at Waukesha County Technical College (WCTC) on Wednesday, July 25 to talk about careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). When it comes to UW schools, he said he’s looking to halt tuition increases.
“We want to make college, whether two years, four years, or other programs affordable for everyone in the state of Wisconsin,” said Walker.
Governor Walker announced the push for a four-year tuition freeze if he’s re-elected in the fall.
“I’ve seen college students across the state who talk about the high cost of higher education,” said Walker.
A tuition freeze has been in place for six years. Before it was enacted by the governor, Walker said tuition was skyrocketing.
“That just makes it very unreachable for a lot of students and working families across the state,” said Walker.