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University of Wisconsin-Madison

Committee to consider ending UW out-of-state student cap

A University of Wisconsin System committee is set to consider eliminating UW-Madison's cap on out-of-state students. The Board of Regents' education committee is scheduled to vote on the request during a meeting Thursday. The system currently caps the number of out-of-state undergraduate students at 27.5 percent of the undergraduate population at each campus. UW-Madison officials want to eliminate their cap for four years beginning in fall 2016. The move would generate considerable revenue for the school as it grapples with budget cuts. Out-of-staters pay about $20,000 more annually in tuition than state residents. The university insists the move isn't about money but...