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UW students: Budget would lead to increased fees, tuition

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- University of Wisconsin students are warning Gov. Scott Walker's budget plan would lead to fee and tuition increases.

The United Council of University of Wisconsin Students held a news conference in the state Capitol on Monday to lament Walker's plan to cut $300 million from the UW System, continue a current tuition freeze for another two years and free the system from state oversight.

Students led by the council's executive director, Nneka Akubeze, predicted the cuts coupled with the tuition freeze would force schools to raise student fees. They say once the freeze ends the system will raise tuition.

They say they're starving to study and studying to starve.

The Legislature's finance committee is set to spend weeks revising Walker's budget and could change his UW proposals.

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