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UW-Madison official hints at 8.5 pct. tuition rise


MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The University of Wisconsin-Madison chancellor says if her school is allowed to spin off from the rest of the UW System she won't recommend a tuition increase of more than 8.5 percent next year.

Biddy Martin says the in-state rate hike would match what Madison students absorbed in the past year. She says grants would cover students from lower-income families.

Martin has said tuitions might have to be raised even higher unless the state allows it more autonomy and financial flexibility.

Gov. Scott Walker complied in his 2011-'13 budget proposal, which would remove UW-Madison from the UW System umbrella.

However, that proposal doesn't sit well with the 12 chancellors at the other four-year UW campuses. They say they should be allowed comparable flexibilities and don't want UW-Madison separated.

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