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UW System seeks fee hikes for dorms, activities

MADISON (AP) -- University of Wisconsin System students who live in residence halls and have meal plans could be hit with fee increases averaging $335 this year.

The UW System Board of Regents is expected to approve a $2.2 billion operating budget Thursday. It would increase average room and board rates by $284 dollars, or 5.3 percent. Mandatory fees for services and activities will go up by an average of $51, or 5.8 percent. Both increases will vary widely by campus.

The fee increases come on top of a tuition hike of 5.5 percent proposed last week, which would be less than $300 at the majority of the system's 13 four-year schools.

Barmak Nassirian of the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers says the Wisconsin tuition and fee increases are at the "low end of the spectrum" nationally.

Online Reporter: Donnie Forti

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