WPR News
10:01 am
Thu December 7, 2006

Flat 3 Percent UW Tuition Hike Proposed

Laramie, WY – The University of Wyoming Trustees considered a plan on Thursday that would increase tuition by 3 percent a year. The goal is to make tuition increases more predictable and rational. In the last ten years, tuition increases have been anywhere from less than one percent to 9 percent. Some trustees said they were wary of the proposal. But U.W. president Tom Buchanan said this kind of proposal just about keeps up with the rate of inflation. "They're not proposals where we're building a larger university on the backs of the students by charging them more. It's simply a maintenance proposal." In-state tuition would increase by about 90 dollars a year. For out-of-state students, the increase would be about 300 dollars a year. The trustees will vote on the proposal in January.