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Children of UW Alumni Benefit|Admissions

Non-Residents+ Children of Alumni

Fall 2016 - Spring 2017

All non-resident students who are children of UW graduates receive a reduced tuition rate equal to 150 percent of that paid by residents. This benefit is awarded for as long as the student is enrolled at UW, and applies to undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and professional work. Qualified students also receive this benefit for enrollment during summer sessions. There are no restrictions on the number of enrolled credit hours.


Child of UW Graduate
Undergraduate Non-Resident
Tuition1 $2,790 $7,440
Fees $668 $668
Room (Residence Hall)2 $2,247 $2,247
Board (Meal Plan)3 $2,238 $2,238
Books and Supplies4 $500 $500
Travel and Personal Expenses5
Total Estimated Semester Cost $8,443 $13,093

 

Total Estimated Yearly Cost                       $16,884

                               $26,186

1Tuition & Fees based on 15 credits per semester; tuition is charged by the credit hour.
2Room (Residence Hall) based on a standard double occupancy room.
3Board (Meal plan) amount is based on a 12 meals per week plan.
4Actual cost of books and supplied will vary.
5Financial Aid budgets include $420 per semester ($840 per year) for travel expenses and $1,100 per semester ($2,200 per year) for personal expenses.

Because of the deep discounts provided by this program, it cannot be combined with the Rocky Mountain Scholars Award or the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE). Eligible students are encouraged to also pursue merit, talent, and UW Alumni Association scholarships. To be considered, students should indicate on their admission application they are the child of a UW graduate.

To apply for the Child of Alumni discount, students must:

  • Apply for admission and submit the non-refundable $40 admission application fee
  • Be sure to provide alumni parent information requested on the admission application
  • Submit official high school and/or college transcripts
  • Submit official ACT/SAT test scores
  • Be admitted to UW

+ Residents of Wyoming who are children of UW graduates receive the best rate possible in the way of resident tuition. These students will be considered for the Wyoming Scholars and Trustees' Scholars Awards as incoming freshmen, or the John W. Hoyt Scholarship if they are transferring to UW.

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Wondering how UW compares to the other institutions you are currently interested in? Check out this awesome calculator available through College Board. This will give you a completely unbiased comparison. Simply enter in the information it asks for based on the schools you are comparing and select calculate. The "Family Share of Costs" row will give you the estimated cost per school. If you have already been admitted to UW, check out your WyoWeb for up-to-date information related to your award packages.

UW Alumni Association Scholarships

The University of Wyoming Alumni Association is proud to offer a variety of scholarships for children of UW Alumni. These scholarships do require a separate application.

All students wishing to be considered for financial aid must complete the FAFSA and have the results sent to UW. Once received, the Student Financial Aid Office will post an award offer to the student's WyoWeb account.

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