Wisconsin students may have to pay more to attend University of Minnesota under proposal

  • Article by: SCOTT BAUER , Associated Press
  • Updated: March 31, 2011 - 4:35 PM
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mariezzMar. 31, 11 4:40 PM

Why wasn't this done back when WI refused to pay on time the money it owed MN?

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tietacMar. 31, 11 4:43 PM

NO A reasonable idea. It was dumb to begin with. Maybe if I buy a Lexus, Nissan will pay the difference?

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finadvisorMar. 31, 11 4:46 PM

BINGO..this is exactly the kind of program that makes no sense, get rid of it and students will no longer have an incentive to go out of state to college.

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DacotaMar. 31, 11 5:02 PM

Why should Minnesota taxpayer dollars go toward subsidizing out of state students anyway? If they want to come to the schools that Minnesotans pay for, let them pay up the nose!!!

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KaffyMar. 31, 11 5:02 PM

That's fair. As a kid who grew up in inner city Milwaukee, I felt very lucky to be able to attend Winona State and the University of Minnesota in the 90s. And I still live, work and pay taxes in Minnesota. I'm not sure I would have been able to leave Milwaukee if not for the reciprocity law, and it really was the best thing for my 18 year old self. If I'm ready the article correctly though, reciprocity will still exist. It's just that Wisconsin residents will be paying the same amount that a resident of Minnesota pays to attend Minnesota schools, and vice versa. So, in essence, Wisconsin kids will still get a break on tuition, as they will not be paying the "out of state" tuition that, say, a kid from California would be paying to attend the U. So, there still is incentive to attend an out of state school, and it does work both ways- a Minnesota kid could go to school at Madison and pay the same as a Wisconsin resident. Gives kids more choices, and I think it's great.

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sergebwild5Mar. 31, 11 5:12 PM

I agree with this and as a current Wisconsin resident Minnesotans should not pay more than Wisconsinites to go their own state schools. Ending reciprocity would be a big mistake for schools close to the Minnesota/Wisconsin border.

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StarquestMar. 31, 11 5:40 PM

@Dacota Did you read the article?? Wisconsin, NOT Minnesota, is subsidizing it. Understand? This hurts Minnesota in the long run. The subsidy encouraged many Wisconsin people (including myself) to go to school in Minnesota and stay here, building the economy. Walker strikes again!

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johngalt22Mar. 31, 11 5:42 PM

The story should be about how the people who run the University of Minnesota need $3000 more per year in tuition than Wisconsin does. A Wisconsin diploma is as good as a Minnesota diploma

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jim4848Mar. 31, 11 6:54 PM

You know what the two states were pretty close until 8 years of Pawlenty. Just because a Republican Governor in Minnesota doubled and doubled again tuition in 8 years, Wisconsin shouldn't suffer.

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kingcoleyMar. 31, 11 7:06 PM

johngalt22... the state of Wisconsin pays a higher percentage of the total cost of attending a Wisconsin school then Minnesota does, thus lowering the cost of attending college for its residents.

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