Channel3000logoSquareUniversity of Wisconsin-Madison officials want to provide at least a year of free tuition to students who transfer from one of several two-year colleges and who would be the first in their family to get a degree.

Chancellor Rebecca Blank plans to announce the proposal during a meeting of UW System regents Thursday.

The plan would require new funding in the 2017-2019 state budget.

The State Journal reported UW-Madison is also changing the contracts that guarantee admission for students at two-year UW Colleges and certain technical schools. Students would be required to maintain a higher grade point average and provide better information about the classes required to get into the Madison campus.

University officials have not said how much the proposal would cost.