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.
Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: July 12, 2001