administrative costs. EVERYBODY had to justify their job. It pissed a lot of people off but it had to be done. The two prior Presidents couldn't balance a checkbook if they had to. I believe student debt has decreased 30 percent since 2012.
In Purdue's case, the president is driving it.
In Wisconsin's case, the governor is driving it.
EDIT: Original subject implied it was only about UW-Madison.