Student Gov't President Upset Over Fee Increase

Laramie, WY – The University of Wyoming's student government President cautioned Trustees Friday about a proposed double-digit fee increase. Jack Edwards says student senators are concerned about "a dramatic fee increase" of 11 percent because of how it affects the cost of an overall college education. Edwards says many students are now non-traditional students who have families, rents and other costs than a college education. U-W President Phil Dubois says the driving force is anticipated salary and health increases increases for employees. Dubois says those employees would not have those increases funded without a fee increase. But Edwards says part of the Wyoming Union increase is due to a budget errors. Dubois admits he suggested the Union cut its' budget when it discovered the error, but took their recommendation for a fee increase anyway. Trustees will vote on the proposed fee increase in March.