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UW Regents vote to raise tuition by 5.5 percent, new grants help some students

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The University of Wisconsin's four-year campuses will raise their tuition by 5.5 percent this fall.

But low- to middle-income students will get enough new grants to avoid the increase, under a budget passed Thursday by the Board of Regents.

The panel approved a $2.2 billion spending package on a voice vote. It also includes an average increase of 5.3 percent for room and board and student fees for things like dorm improvements.

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