MAILED: Aug. 1, 2000
Tuition for resident undergraduates at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire will remain the same for the 2000-01 academic year as last year, according to action taken by the Board of Regents at their June meeting.
The Regents adopted the UW System's 2000-01 annual operating budget, which includes a second-year tuition freeze enacted by the Legislature as part of the 1999-01 biennial budget last fall. The action sets the total semester cost for required fees plus room and board for a full-time resident undergraduate at UW-Eau Claire to $3,343.45, compared to last year's fall semester total of $3,255.65. The increase reflects modest adjustments in charges for room, board and segregated fees.
Vice Chancellor Andrew Soll reports required academic fees for the fall semester will be $1,626 for a resident undergraduate. This figure includes regular tuition, 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 including textbook rental. UW-Eau Claire's differential tuition is earmarked for enhancing students' academic opportunities, such as internships, faculty and student collaborative research and other programs related to the baccalaureate degree.
"Resident tuition reflects about one-third of the actual cost of instruction at UW-Eau Claire," Soll said. "The remainder of the cost is funded from the state's general purpose revenue, which most people know as state taxes."
Room and board rates are $1,022.50 per semester for rental of a residence hall room, based on double occupancy, and $695 per semester for food service. Students may select either a flexible declining-balance plan or a traditional 10-meal-per-week plan for this charge. The cost of a single room in Chancellors Hall, the university's new apartment-style residence hall, is $1,450 per semester.
The non-resident undergraduate fees per semester will be $5,390, not including room and board. Resident graduate students will pay semester fees of $2,093, and non-resident graduate students will pay $6,565, not including room and board. There are different rates for graduate students in the MBA program: $2,332 per semester for residents and $6,811 for non-residents.
Minnesota residents may take advantage of their state's tuition reciprocity agreement with Wisconsin and attend UW-Eau Claire for the same price they would pay at a Minnesota institution.
Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: Aug. 1, 2000