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Children of UW Alumni Benefit|Admissions

Non-Residents+ Children of Alumni

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.

Anticipated Annual Cost of Attendance 2015-2016
Child of UW Graduate
Undergraduate Non-Resident
Tuition & Fees* $6,676 $15,631
Room & Board** $10,037 $10,037
Books and Supplies (est.) $1,200 $1,200
Travel (est.) $840 $840
Personal Expenses (est.) $2,200 $2,200
TOTAL $20,953 $29,908
*Tuition & Fees based on 15 credits per semester; tuition is charged by the credit hour.
**Room & Board based on standard double occupancy room and unlimited meal plan

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.

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