Walker plan to freeze WTCS tuition rejected, JFC shoots down free tuition push

The Joint Finance Committee today rejected Gov. Scott Walker’s plan to freeze tuition at the Wisconsin Technical College System, opting to boost funding for financial aid instead.
The committee also rejected Dems’ efforts to make WTCS tuition free.
Walker’s proposal would have frozen tuition for the next two years and given WTCS $10 million more in state aid to backfill the lost tuition revenue.
The committee decided to take $5 million and add it toward financial aid grants managed by the Higher Educational Aids Board. The remaining $5 million would be freed up to use elsewhere in the budget.

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