UW to ask lawmakers for tuition hike

Cheyenne, Wyo. – University of Wyoming administrators say they'll ask lawmakers for a 5 percent tuition increase in 2011 or 2012.

UW President Tom Buchanan says the school's long-term plans include establishing regular and predictable tuition adjustments. Federal stimulus money could stave off a tuition increase in 2011, however.

Buchanan says the budget request for the 2011 school year is basically flat, though it includes $18.3 million in spending cuts that took effect July 1. He says the tuition increases would go toward making up those budget cuts.

Buchanan said the 2009-10 school year is the third consecutive year that UW has not increased tuition for Wyoming resident undergraduates.