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1000 E. University Ave. Dept. 3335

Knight Hall, Room 174

Laramie, WY 82071-3335

Phone: (307) 766-2116

Fax: (307) 766-3800

Email: finaid@uwyo.edu

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Brown and Gold Commitment

First-year | International Students


This information is for the Fall 2023/Spring 2024 academic year. Unless otherwise noted, awards listed are for the academic year and not by semester.

The University of Wyoming is proud to offer the Brown and Gold Commitment to eligible first-time entering international freshman students.  This commitment is a merit-based financial pledge determined by a student’s cumulative grade point average (GPA), and it has two levels: $7,500 and $4,500.  It is offered as a placeholder and will be funded with individual scholarships that are made possible through the generosity of Foundation donors and/or other institutional aid.  Funding of this commitment is contingent on the completion of the general application and any applicable recommended applications within WyoScholarships.

The Brown and Gold Commitment normally cannot be combined with any additional institutional scholarship aid, including those made possible by the University of Wyoming Foundation.

Please note: All University of Wyoming financial awards are only available to eligible admits. The awards are subject to available funding and the approval of the UW Board of Trustees; they reserve the right to change said rates at any time.

Tuition & Fees 


Award Levels

International GPA Annual Award Amount
3.4 - 4.0 $7,500
3.0 - 3.39 $4,500

 


NEXT STEPS 

    • Apply for admission  and submit the non-refundable $40 admission application fee.
    • Submit official high school/secondary school transcripts.
    • Submit official TOEFL, IELTS, or Duolingo scores.
    • Submit a completed UW Confidential Financial Statement.
    • International students selected to receive the Brown and Gold Commitment must confirm their enrollment at UW by August 1, 11:59 pm MDT.

Effective Fall 2023 the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid will consider the final cumulative unweighted high school/secondary school GPA for new first-time entering international students for a potential increase in commitment award level.  To be considered, official transcripts must be received no later than the first day of class of your incoming semester.  This applies to student who have confirmed enrollment by the above deadline. Increases are subject to available funding.

 


RENEWING REQUIREMENTS

The Brown and Gold Commitment is renewable for up to 8 semesters (4 academic years), or up to the first bachelor's degree, whichever comes first.

    • Students must maintain a 3.0 cumulative UW GPA (evaluated at the end of each spring semester).
    • Students must maintain full-time continuous enrollment (a minimum of 12 semester hours) during the fall and spring semesters, with successful completion of a minimum of 24 credit hours each academic year.
    • Eligibility for the Brown and Gold Commitment will be reviewed at the end of every spring semester; therefore, enrollment during summer session(s) following the spring review is not included.
    • If the Brown and Gold Commitment is lost for not maintaining minimum requirements, it cannot be reinstated even if the requirements are met at a later date.
    • Details regarding the requirements to receive and renew the Brown and Gold Commitment are included in the award Terms & Conditions that are mailed to students for their first year.

 

Contact Us

Scholarships & Financial Aid

1000 E. University Ave. Dept. 3335

Knight Hall, Room 174

Laramie, WY 82071-3335

Phone: (307) 766-2116

Fax: (307) 766-3800

Email: finaid@uwyo.edu

Our Office Hours

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