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Student Costs for 1999-2000|
Set by UW Board of Regents
MAILED: July 19, 1999|
Resident undergraduates will pay $100.50 more this fall semester for required fees at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, according to action taken today in Madison during a special meeting of the UW System Board of Regents.
The Regents adopted a budget for the 1999-2000 academic year and set tuition rates in the absence of final approval by the Legislature of a state budget for the 1999-2001 biennium. The action brings the total first semester cost for required fees plus room and board for a full-time resident undergraduate at UW-Eau Claire to $3,255.65, a 6 percent increase over last year's semester total of $3,071.15.
Required fees will be $1,605.15 for a resident undergraduate, compared to $1,504.65 for 1998-99. This figure includes the Regents' proposed 6.9 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. UW-Eau Claire's student-supported differential tuition is earmarked for enhancing students' academic opportunities, such as internships, faculty/student collaborative research and other programs related to UW-Eau Claire's baccalaureate degree.
Room and board rates will increase $84 per semester, to $992.50 per semester for rental of a residence hall room and a minimum of $658 per semester for food service.
The non-resident undergraduate fee for first semester will be $5,037.15, not including room and board. Resident graduate students will pay first semester fees of $1,952.15, and non-resident graduate students will pay $6,131.15, not including room and board.
The Regents, previously scheduled to meet July 8-9, had delayed its tuition-setting action to the latest possible date before the start of the fall semester. Traditionally, the UW sets tuition rates in early July so that tuition bills for the fall semester can be mailed before the end of the month. First semester tuition bills are due as early as August for some campuses, and in September for most campuses, including UW-Eau Claire.
Andrew Soll, vice chancellor for business and student services, said the academic fee will be adjusted in the second year of the biennium to reflect the final biennial budget.
"The delay has caused some concern among students and parents, who want to know for sure what they must pay for the coming year," Soll said. "According to the UW System, the proposed tuition schedule still leaves us well below the mid-point for resident undergraduate tuition among our peers. I think most people recognize that UW-Eau Claire is a tremendous value."
Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: July 20, 1999