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University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
NEWS RELEASE
News Bureau • Schofield Hall 201Eau Claire, WI 54702
phone: (715) 836-4741
fax: (715) 836-2900
Student Costs for 2001-02
Set By Board of Regents
MAILED: July 12, 2001

         EAU CLAIRE — Resident undergraduates will pay $109.90 more this fall for required tuition and fees at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, according to action taken today in Madison during a meeting of the UW System Board of Regents.
         The Regents adopted a budget for the 2001-02 academic year and set tuition rates in the absence of final approval by the Legislature of a state budget for the 2001-03 biennium.
         The action brings the total first semester cost for required tuition and fees plus room and food service for a full-time resident undergraduate at UW-Eau Claire to $3,515.85, a 5.2 percent increase over last year’s semester total of $3,343.45.
         Required tuition and fees will be $1,735.85 for a resident undergraduate, compared to $1,625.95 for 2000-01. This figure includes the Regents’ proposed 7 percent tuition increase, which is the first tuition hike in two years. It also includes the continuation of 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.
         Vice Chancellor Andrew Soll said UW-Eau Claire’s student-supported differential tuition is earmarked for enhancing students’ academic opportunities, such as faculty/student collaborative research, special freshman-year courses, internships and other programs related to UW-Eau Claire’s distinctive baccalaureate degree.
         Soll said UW-Eau Claire’s segregated fees are the third lowest in the UW System. Room and food service costs also are below the System average. Room and meal plan rates will increase $62.50 per semester, to $1,075 per semester for rental of a residence hall room and $705 per semester for the meal plan. The UW System average cost for room and food service is $1,878 per semester, compared to $1,780 at UW-Eau Claire.
         “We try to run very efficiently and do everything we can to keep our costs reasonable in light of today’s economy,” Soll said.
         The non-resident undergraduate tuition and fee total for first semester will be $5,864.85 not including room and board. Resident graduate students will pay first semester tuition and fees of $2,240.35, and non-resident graduate students will pay $7,152.35, not including room and board.
         According to Soll, the Board of Regents exercised its stewardship responsibility by approving these rates at this time in order to provide students and parents with timely information and billing for tuition, segregated fees and room and board rates, despite the fact that legislative action on the biennial state budget is not complete. Soll said the Board may adjust the academic fee when the final biennial budget is set by the Legislature and the Governor.
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UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
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Updated: July 12, 2001