July 3, 2009

Students struggle with tuition hikes on Here & Now

University of Wisconsin-Madison students will pay an additional $250 beginning this fall to help fund Chancellor Biddy Martin’s Madison Initiative for Undergraduates, designed to provide aid for students from low-income families. This surcharge comes on top of a projected 5 to 5-and-a-half percent increase in tuition. Here & Now reporter Art Hackett looks into how UW students are working — and struggling — to foot this rising tuition bill.