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UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Schofield Hall 218
Eau Claire, WI 54702-4004
UW-Eau Claire Proposes
Alternative Tuition Plan
for Graduate Summer School
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MAILED: Dec. 10, 1999

EAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire will enhance its graduate programs through improved funding from an alternative graduate tuition proposal approved by the UW System Board of Regents today in Madison. Earlier this year the Regents approved alternative summer graduate tuition for UW-Superior, UW-Platteville, UW-River Falls and UW-Oshkosh.
The university proposes to charge graduate students per-credit tuition for credits taken during summer session. This is a change from the plateau tuition rate now in effect for summer graduate students. The plateau is five credits, and graduate students do not pay extra for credits beyond five.
Provost Ronald Satz said the change will improve funding for the development of graduate studies at UW-Eau Claire. The funding is needed to enhance course offerings and reach out to working adults in the Chippewa Valley.
"During the recent NCA (university's accrediting agency) visit, the team concluded that we must address the funding and organizational structure for our graduate offerings. This proposal is a part of those needed changes," Satz said.
Based on last summer's enrollment, 64 out of 426 graduate students would be affected by the change. About $24,000 in additional tuition revenue would be realized for additional graduate programming as suggested by NCA. Satz said the funds will be used to support the development of new courses and help pay for the additional costs associated with the specialized needs of returning professionals, of which many are area teachers.
The cost per graduate credit for summer session 2000 is $195 for Wisconsin residents.

UWEC [Administrative Offices] [News Bureau]

Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Schofield 218
(715) 836-4741

Updated: Dec. 10, 1999