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UW Trustees Approve Small Increase in Student Fees

March 24, 2016

The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees has approved a small increase in mandatory student fees for the 2016-17 academic year.

Full-time students each will pay $1,334.62 next year, up just $13.12 from the $1,321.50 charged in the current year.

The mandatory fees assessed on all students on the Laramie campus support a variety of self-sustaining programs. The increase primarily will cover anticipated cost increases in health insurance and retirement contributions for benefited employees.

In November, the board voted to raise student tuition by 4 percent in the 2016-17 academic year. That increase, combined with the small increase in student fees approved this week, will put UW’s tuition and fees at $5,055 for resident undergraduates, still the lowest among the nation’s 173 public doctoral degree-granting institutions. Nonresident tuition and fees, totaling $16,215, will remain among the lowest.

Meanwhile, the Board of Trustees also approved a 3.67 percent increase in room rates and a 1.75 percent increase in board rates for residents of UW’s residence halls. In addition, rent will increase by 1.78 percent for residents of university apartments.

Higher health insurance, utility and food costs drive those increases.

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