Tuition Category Archive


  • Republican Lawmakers Seek Path to Ending UW Tuition Freeze by Proposing Inflationary Increases

    Mike Browne, deputy director of liberal advocacy group One Wisconsin Now, said the GOP proposal is "ludicrous".

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 07/25/2019
  • ‘Ludicrous’: Republicans Offer New Plan to Hike Tuition

    Republican state legislators revealed they will propose a plan to increase tuition at University of Wisconsin schools.

    One Wisconsin Now, 07/25/2019
  • Proposal Would Eliminate UW Tuition Freeze

    However one liberal advocacy group, One Wisconsin Now, said it would do more harm than good.

    WKOW-TV, 07/25/2019
  • Make Ends Meet

    SCOTT WALKER: Hi, I’m Scott Walker. We’ve worked hard to help Wisconsin families make ends meet. We lowered property taxes, cut income taxes, and froze UW tuition. Now, wages are up and...

    One Wisconsin Now, 10/08/2018
  • A Better Future

    SCOTT WALKER: We have worked hard to improve education. Froze tuition, put more money in the classroom, and gave schools more control to hire the best and the brightest. Today, Wisconsin ranks...

    One Wisconsin Now, 09/28/2018
  • Close to Home

    SCOTT WALKER: How many of you are worried about paying for college? I get it – that’s why we froze UW tuition for six years. I want to freeze it for another...

    One Wisconsin Now, 09/11/2018
  • Scott Walker Would Extend UW Tuition Freeze Four More Years, As Democrats Back Freezing or Cutting Tuition

    GOP Gov. Scott Walker plans to extend the tuition freeze at University of Wisconsin campuses for four more years if he is re-elected, even as UW officials say they fear continuing it...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 07/24/2018
  • Students First

    ANITA: I teach elementary school in Racine, and I can tell you one size does not fit all when it comes to our kids. And Gov. Walker gets it. He gave schools...

    One Wisconsin Now, 07/19/2018
  • More Resources in the Classroom

    JEANIE: I’ve taught elementary school for 27 years and I love my job. Governor Walker’s reforms have put more resources in the classrooms this year. $200 more per year for every Wisconsin...

    One Wisconsin Now, 07/10/2018
  • How Much Will Investing in Your Education Cost You in Debt?

    Analiese Eicher explained that after freezing tuition, Walker’s administration also considerably cut the amount of funding allocated to the universities.

    Daily Cardinal, 04/25/2018
  • Student Success

    SCOTT WALKER: If we want Wisconsin to succeed, we need students to succeed. So we froze tuition – 6 years in a row, to make college more affordable for you and your...

    One Wisconsin Now, 04/24/2018
  • Wisconsin Lawmakers to Freeze, Not Cut, UW System Tuition

    The Legislature’s budget committee on Thursday approved freezing resident tuition at University of Wisconsin schools for two more years, discarding Gov. Scott Walker’s plans to cut it. The legislative package also would...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 05/25/2017
  • Gov. Scott Walker No Friend to Wisconsin Technical Colleges or Students

    Career Politician Scott Walker Supported Budgets Hiking Tuition 56 Percent in State Legislature, Imposed 30 Percent State Funding Cut as Governor.

    One Wisconsin Now, 05/18/2017
  • Lawmakers Open to Ending University of Wisconsin Tuition Freeze As Cut Faces Opposition

    The co-chairman of the Legislature’s powerful budget-writing committee says he is open to ending the freeze on University of Wisconsin System tuition in the next two years. “We can’t freeze tuition forever,”...

    Wisconsin State Journal, 04/20/2017
  • Scott Walker’s 50 Percent Tuition Hike

    Gov. Scott Walker’s tuition bill has left students deeper in debt. As a legislator, he voted for budgets that increased tuition by over 50 percent.

    One Wisconsin Now, 03/30/2017
  • Gov. Walker Tuition Freeze Criticized by Fellow Republican

    A key Republican legislator says Gov. Scott Walker’s plan to cut University of Wisconsin System tuition would force taxpayers to pay more and lawmakers should instead consider tuition increases based on inflation...

    Associated Press, 02/27/2017
  • Gov. Walker’s Budget Proposes Increases in Financial Aid Funding and UW Tuition cut

    College students would receive more need-based financial aid and those attending technical schools would have their tuition frozen under provisions announced Wednesday in Gov. Scott Walker’s executive budget. The governor’s proposal would...

    Wisconsin State Journal, 02/08/2017
  • Walker’s Wisconsin Tuition Idea Shuffles Political Alliances

    Scot Ross, head of the liberal group One Wisconsin Now, said the cut was all about giving Walker something to run on in 2018.

    Associated Press, 01/12/2017
  • Wisconsin Lawmakers ‘open-minded’ but Not Sold on Scott Walker’s UW Tuition Cut

    One Wisconsin Now, a driving force behind the effort to create a refinancing authority, accused Walker of giving "recycled advice instead of solutions."

    Capital Times, 01/11/2017
  • Walker Says UW Tuition Cut Will Be ‘significant’

    Gov. Scott Walker promises the University of Wisconsin tuition cut he’s proposing will be “significant,” but he’s still not saying how much it will be. Walker said Wednesday he was saving those...

    Channel 3000, 01/11/2017
  • Scott Walker Calls for Extending UW Tuition Freeze in Next State Budget

    Gov. Scott Walker says he wants to extend the freeze on University of Wisconsin System tuition for another two years. The Republican governor also told UW and most other state agencies they...

    Wisconsin State Journal, 08/02/2016
  • Changes to Tenure, Budget and Regents Show Extent of Scott Walker’s Impact On UW

    Walker declined a request for an interview to discuss his vision for higher education in Wisconsin. Spokeswoman Laurel Patrick said he has sought to “make college more affordable while helping students get...

    Wisconsin State Journal, 03/27/2016
  • Scott Walker: Package of Bills Will Make College More Affordable

    Borrowers paying back their student loans would get a bigger break on their taxes and more students at Wisconsin’s technical colleges could receive need-based aid under bills Gov. Scott Walker unveiled Monday...

    Wisconsin State Journal, 01/12/2016
  • The Reality of Scott Walker’s Record on Higher Education

    Gov. Scott Walker likes to tout his tuition freeze, but what he isn’t telling you is that the freeze came after he had already significantly cut state support for higher education in the State of Wisconsin.

    One Wisconsin Now, 08/06/2015
  • Guest View: Scott Walker’s Wisconsin Is No Model to Follow

    People who read Gov. Scott Walker’s recent column deserve to know the truth about his record on the economy. Tax cuts for corporation do not create jobs. Education creates jobs, which creates customers for small businesses.

    Holmen Courier-Life, 06/11/2015
  • Scott Walker’s Record on Higher Education

    Gov. Scott Walker likes to tout his tuition freeze, but what he isn’t telling you is that the freeze came after he had already increased tuition substantially.

    One Wisconsin Now, 06/09/2015
  • No Joke: Gov. Walker’s 2015 Budget Plan for Higher Education So Bad University of Wisconsin Forced to Raise Tuition Before It Passes

    Today’s vote by the Board of Regents is a grim preview of what’s to come under Gov. Walker’s 2015 budget.

    One Wisconsin Now, 04/10/2015
  • Gov. Walker’s 2015 Budget Scheme Already Resulting in Tuition Hikes, Could Limit Wisconsin Students Access to University of Wisconsin School of Their Choice

    The UW System Board of Regents Finance Committee today approved large tuition increases for out-of-state students attending UW schools and for students seeking advanced degrees.

    One Wisconsin Now, 04/09/2015
  • Gov. Walker Explanations of ‘Drafting Error’ Laughable, Impact of Proposed Budget Cuts to University System and Unlimited Tuition Increases No Joke

    While Gov. Walker attempts to explain away either an intentional attack on the Wisconsin Idea, he is standing by egregious cuts that will hurt current and prospective UW students and explode student loan debt.

    One Wisconsin Now, 02/05/2015
  • Scot Ross: Scott Walker’s Budget Would Explode Student Loan Debt

    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s recently unveiled higher education budget plans would only exacerbate the burgeoning student loan debt crisis.

    Capital Times, 02/02/2015
  • Take It to the Bank: Gov. Walker’s Budget Plan Will Explode Student Loan Debt In Wisconsin

    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s recently-unveiled higher education budget plans will only exacerbate the burgeoning student loan debt crisis.

    One Wisconsin Now, 01/30/2015
  • Gov. Walker Proposes Big Cuts to University of Wisconsin System, Big Tuition Hikes for Wisconsin Students and Big Payday for Milwaukee Bucks

    Gov. Scott Walker today announced he is calling for $300 million in budget cuts to the University of Wisconsin System and allowing unlimited tuition hikes beginning in 2017.

    One Wisconsin Now, 01/27/2015
  • One Wisconsin Now Enthusiastically Supports President Obama’s Proposal for Free Community College Tuition

    Because elected officials like U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson and Gov. Scott Walker have failed to act in the interests of Wisconsin’s nearly one million student loan borrowers.

    One Wisconsin Now, 01/09/2015
  • Walker Discusses UW Affordability at UW-Eau Claire Visit

    One Wisconsin Now is blasting Walker because he hiked tuition, flat-lined financial aid, and let legislation that would have helped current student borrowers refinance their loans die.

    WEAU-TV, 09/10/2014
  • Commission Recommends Increase in State College Aid

    Citing swelling numbers of Wisconsin college students who are eligible for state aid, but denied because of limited state funding, the University of Wisconsin System, the state association for independent colleges, the...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 12/03/2012
  • One Wisconsin Now Supporters Back to the Skies Against Gov. Walker at Badgers’ Football Game

    One Wisconsin Now supporters will also be returning to the skies above with a message about the failure of Gov. Scott Walker and its impact on students.

    One Wisconsin Now, 11/02/2011
  • Walker Broke Campaign Pledge and Raised State Fees to Fill Budget Hole, Including $107 Million in Tuition Hikes on UW Students

    In the 2011-13 budget, Walker increased fees by over $136 million: Eliminate registration exemption for certain investment advisors Certification fee for persons making title loans Nonprofit organization criminal history record check fee...

    Legislative Fiscal Bureau, 07/05/2011
  • Walker Gets ‘Pants on Fire’ Rating After Raising College Tuition (major Fee Increase)

    Politi-Fact gave the Governor a “Pants on Fire Rating” after he promised he would pass a budget without fee increases yet the Legislative Fiscal Bureau had determined the budget would raise nine...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 07/01/2011