Tuition for in-state undergraduates will increase by $372 at UW-Madison, $364 at UW-Milwaukee, $283 at other System four-year schools and about $214 at most branch campuses.
Newly-appointed system President Jay Rothman recommended extending the freeze for a ninth straight year, saying it would be funded using a $25 million allocation of federal pandemic relief funds.
Less financial aid could make students more likely to drop out or take longer to graduate.
This marks the ninth consecutive year of no tuition increases for in-state undergraduates.
The UW Board of Regents is poised to have its tuition-setting authority soon restored for the first time in eight years under the state budget forwarded to Gov. Tony Evers.
The move would send price-setting authority back to the UW Board of Regents, which appointees of Democratic. Gov. Tony Evers took control of this month
UW-Platteville Richland had nearly 250 students in 1980 when the campus was considered for closure. Today, it has 155.
President Ray Cross offered lawmakers the proposal as an alternative to a bill put forward by Republicans.
The UW Board of Regents requires UW-Madison to enroll at least 3,600 Wisconsin freshmen each year, but the university is asking for a new target and change in which student groups are counted.
Cross will continue to serve as president until a search committee identifies his successor.
This year's class of freshmen includes 3,797 students from Wisconsin, or 50.3% of the class, a 3.1-percentage-point drop from the 2018 incoming class.
One bill seeks to "fully fund the tuition freeze" by giving the System $50 million over the next two years.
The bill locks in the tuition rate a student pays in his or her first year for the student's next three consecutive school years — essentially creating a system of fixed-rate tuition freezes for each incoming class.
According to an economic impact study, for every state taxpayer dollar spent on UW–Madison, the university generates $24 for the state economy. If the tuition freeze is lifted, Badgers United argues that will enable more money to enter the system and create a better return on investment for taxpayers.
Any Wisconsin resident who entered the country without legal permission would pay in-state tuition at both UW System and Wisconsin Technical College System schools, according to the administration's outline of the plan.
Lawmakers took up the UW System's budget Thursday, after delaying a vote on it earlier this week because they could not reach an agreement on the tuition cut.
The Republican-led Joint Finance Committee will delay a scheduled vote on the University of Wisconsin System's budget amid a disagreement over Gov. Scott Walker's proposal to cut tuition by 5 percent.
The budget committee also made changes to a tax credit aimed at making home ownership affordable.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's proposed tuition freeze for technical college students was rejected on Thursday by the Legislature's Republican-led budget committee.
Wisconsin lawmakers should be willing to consider ending the freeze on University of Wisconsin System tuition, the co-chairman of the Legislature's budget committee said Friday.
The chairman of the Legislature's powerful budget-writing committee says he is open to ending the freeze on UW System tuition in the next two years.
“This is the best … budget proposal we’ve had in over a decade, and we need to be appreciative," President Ray Cross told the UW Board of Regents.
The governor's proposal would raise funding for the Wisconsin Technical College System by $10 million over the 2017-19 state budget to fund the tuition freeze.
The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents sought to reassert its role in determining tuition prices on Friday.
The proposal lays out how UW would handle tuition for Wisconsin residents if state lawmakers don't extend a tuition freeze in place since 2013.