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UW Trustees Approve Fee Increases for 2012

March 4, 2011

The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees today (Friday) approved increases for all mandatory and non-mandatory student fees for fiscal year 2012 to support rising employer costs in group health insurance and retirement contributions.

Mandatory fees, assessed to all students on the Laramie campus to support services and programs including the Wyoming Union, Student Services, Student Health Services, Intercollegiate Athletics, Campus Recreation and Transit and Parking Services, will increase by $13.74, or 1.4 percent, annually above the board's original plan for FY 2012.

Non-mandatory fees, charged to cover the cost of providing services such as residence life and dining services, will rise by less than one percent.

A revision of the board's original plan, adopted in January 2010, became necessary when the Wyoming State Legislature adopted employee benefit program changes that increased expenditures in the university's budget.

Each student will pay $1,005.22 for mandatory fees beginning in 2012, a slight increase from the original 2012 plan of $991.48. The mandatory fee for students in 2011 is $957.46.

Room charges in UW residence halls will increase slightly from projected 2012 rates. Double rooms will range from $3,684-$3,939, an average increase of about $28, and single rooms will range from $5,330-$5,575, an average increase of $54.50.

Apartment rentals rates remain unchanged from original 2012 projections, with the exception of a $2 increase, from $863 to $865, for two-bedroom units at River Village.

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