UW Trustees Approve Student Fee Increase

January 22, 2010

The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees today (Friday) approved an increase in mandatory fees for full- and part-time students for the next two years.

Full-time students will pay $957 for the 2010-11 academic year and $992 for the 2011-12 academic year, up from $906 this year.

Part-time students who take between 4-11 credit hours will pay $239 to cover the Union and Student Services fees plus a $25 transit fee. Those students taking three credit hours or less will be charged $31.50 per credit hour plus the $25 transit fee.

The fees are in addition to the two-year program of tuition increases approved by the trustees in November. As with tuition costs, federal stimulus funds will pay for the increases during 2010-11.

"The mandatory fees assessed all students support a variety of self-sustaining programs," says Douglas H. Vinzant, UW's vice president for administration.

The mandatory fees support services and programs including the Wyoming Union, student services, Student Health Service, intercollegiate athletics, campus recreation programs and a transit program.

The ASUW student government on Tuesday passed a resolution supporting the fee increases.

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