4 percent tuition increase coming to the university next year

The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees voted Friday to raise student tuition by 4 percent in the 2016-17 academic year, with half of the revenues generated by the increase going to faculty and staff compensation. The action was expected due to a policy adopted last year calling for ongoing tuition increases of 4 percent annually, subject to modification by the board each year, as a way to provide predictability for students while meeting anticipated cost increases to maintain and enhance UW’s quality of education. The 4 percent tuition increase amounts to $75 per semester for full-time resident undergraduate students and about $285 for nonresident undergraduates. The increase is estimated to generate about $2 million. Of that amount, $1 million will be devoted to employee salaries. That includes $425,000 to cover mandatory raises for promoted faculty members, with $575,000 going to faculty and staff pay raises. The other $1 million would be distributed in this manner: $500,000 to academic unit support budgets, $250,000 to UW libraries and $250,000 for information technology. photo h/t UW / Pitchengine Communities #county10 #buckrail #reboot #dally #oilcity #county17 #shortgo