Applications Up at UWFox
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Still time to apply for fall semester
Three weeks before the start of the fall semester, applications at the University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley are running 104% ahead of last year’s record pace. 1,424 applications had been received as of August 12. [campus data at https://apps.uwc.edu/sisrpts/enrollcon_dale.asp]
Unlike most colleges and universities, UWFox will take applications until the first week of classes. Classes start September 2.
“When we look at the weak economy and the rising cost of education, I am not surprised to see more students starting their college careers at UW Colleges, where the professors are focused on teaching undergraduates,” said Jim Perry, UWFox Dean and Campus Executive Officer. “They can get an excellent University of Wisconsin education at UWFox and save thousands of dollars.”
Financial aid applications are up 40.5% at the 13 freshman/sophomore UW Colleges campuses over the same time last year, according to Bill Trippett, Director of the Student Financial Aid Office for UW Colleges. UW Colleges disbursed 59% more Federal Pell Grant aid in the 2009-10 academic year than in the previous year. Trippett said it’s too early to tell how much financial assistance will be disbursed this year.
49% of UW Colleges students received financial aid in the fall 2009 semester. The average aid amount was $6,150, including grants, scholarships, loans, and student employment.
Tuition at UWFox has been frozen for the past four years. Tuition for one academic year (two semesters) is $4,268 for 2010–11. That is $3,665 less than UW–Madison, $3,001 less than UW–Milwaukee and $1,391-$2,541 less than the 11 other four–year comprehensive UW universities, which all had 5.5% tuition increases for 2010.
“We’re happy that incoming students have taken a closer look at UWFox and we’re excited about the increase of applications" said Carla Rabe, Assistant Campus Dean for Student Services. “Wisconsin needs more college graduates and UW Colleges is the gateway to the UW System for thousands of students who might not otherwise be able to afford and attend college.”
UWFox is one of the University of Wisconsin Colleges, comprised of 13 campuses and UW Colleges Online that offer an associate degree in arts and science and prepare students of all ages and backgrounds for baccalaureate and professional programs. The campus is also one of the 26 campuses within the UW System.