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UW Regents approve plan to raise tuition 5.5 pct.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The regents of the University of Wisconsin System have approved a plan to raise tuition by several hundred dollars a year for most students.

Thursday's decision means tuition will go up 5.5 percent at all 26 of the system's two- and four-year colleges. That translates to average rate hikes of $381 at the four-year universities and $235 at the two-year schools. The figures don't include additional student fees.

The increases apply to undergraduates who are Wisconsin residents. Tuition for out-of-state students would also increase, but by a smaller percentage because their base tuition are much higher.

This is the fifth straight year that base tuition has increased 5.5 percent at the 13 four-year schools. The rate hike also marks the end of a four-year tuition freeze at the 13 two-year colleges.

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