Wisconsin Students Can Save Thousands at Out-of-State Schools

It's a program similar to the state's agreement with Minnesota.

Starting this fall, students from those states will pay about $8,200 in tuition at Wisconsin state universities, except Madison and Milwaukee, instead of nearly 13,000.

Wisconsin students, in turn, will receive similar tuition discounts at the out-state schools.

The UW System administrator who's coordinating the program says it's an unadvertised exchange for a reason.

Lynn Paulson says the program's goal is to attract non-resident students to Wisconsin, but keep as many state students here as possible to prevent "brain drain."