MAILED: May 28, 1998|
EAU CLAIRE -- Resident undergraduates will pay $143.35 more this fall for required fees, room and board at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, according to the Board of Regents' proposal to fix tuition increases at 5 percent for the 1998-99 academic year. The Regents' proposal will bring the total first semester cost for required fees plus room and board for a full-time resident undergraduate at UW-Eau Claire to $3,071.45, a 4.9 percent increase over last year's semester total of $2,928.10.
The increase for the second year of the UW System biennial budget is less than was forecast when the two-year plan went into effect last July 1, according to Charles Bauer, vice chancellor for business and student services.
Bauer said the proposed tuition schedule still leaves the UW System as one of the best higher education buys in the nation. "I think most people recognize that tuition at UW-Eau Claire is a bargain, especially considering our ranking as one of the Midwest's top regional public universities."
Students will see about half of the increase reflected in the required fees, which will be $1,504.95 for a resident undergraduate, compared to $1,435.10 for 1997-98. This figure includes the proposed 5 percent tuition increase, a $50 per semester differential tuition charge unique to UW-Eau Claire, and segregated fees, which support a broad range of student activities and services.
Room and board rates will increase $73.50 per semester to $927.50 per semester for rental of a residence hall room and a minimum of $639 per semester for food service.
The non-resident undergraduate fee for first semester will be $4,645.95, not including room and board. Resident graduate students will pay first semester fees of $1,825.95, and non-resident graduate students will pay $5,647.95, not including room and board.
The Regents will consider the 1998-99 tuition schedule and annual operating budget for the UW System at their June 4-5 meeting in Madison.
Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: June 1, 1998