MADISON, Wis. – University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross thanked the Wisconsin Assembly for passage this week of the College Affordability legislative package.
“Improving the affordability of a university experience is critically important to our students and their families, and we greatly appreciate the Assembly’s passage of the college affordability bills. We thank the bills’ authors, Representatives Murphy, Heaton and Macco, and Governor Walker for their partnership and support.”
Cross testified before a Senate committee this week encouraging further support for the measures.
The College Affordability bills include legislation creating new Internship coordinator positions at the UW System to help connect more students to Wisconsin business experiences; providing better and clearer information to inform students of their education debt obligations; offering small, targeted micro-grants to assist students facing financial emergencies; expanding tax deductions to help students and families keep costs down; and encouraging new three and four-year degree programs and/or guarantees to accelerate the time it takes students to graduate and move into the workforce.