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UW to ask for additional money and an end to tuition freeze

University of Wisconsin System leaders plan to ask Gov. Scott Walker and Republican legislators to lift a tuition freeze and give the system about $40 million in new money in the next state budget.

The Board of Regents is expected to approve the request at a meeting this month. System President Ray Cross gave reporters a preview of the request that asks Walker to allow the regents to set tuition and calls for an additional $42.5 million in state aid.

Cross said the new money would be used to shorten the time to graduation, expand programs that offer high school students college credits for completing certain courses and build more robust student internship programs.