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Board of Regents OKs Blugold Commitment

The UW System Board of Regents voted in February to support UW-Eau Claire’s Blugold Commitment, an initiative that will allow the university to maintain and enhance the high-impact learning experiences students say they value.

With the Blugold Commitment, differential tuition — a separate tuition above the tuition set annually by the Board of Regents — will total $1,200 per year, phased in over four years. To assure that UW-Eau Claire continues to maintain access for low- and middle-income families, up to 40 percent of the tuition increase will be used to provide grants for students with need.

“The Blugold Commitment will allow us to preserve and enhance the kinds of experiences that make up the distinctive UW-Eau Claire experience,” Chancellor Brian Levin-Stankevich said, noting that the initiative will enable the university to hire up to 50 new faculty and staff members. “These high-impact programs — things like global immersion experiences, collaborative research and internships — help our students succeed in college and help prepare them to make significant contributions to our region and state after they graduate.”

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