UWFox Tuition Lowest in UW System
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UWFox Tuition Increases $235 per Year. Still the lowest tuition in UW System after Board of Regents vote on July 14, 2011
Annual in-state tuition at the University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley will increase $235 to $4,503 starting with the fall 2011 semester. The UW System Board of Regents voted Thursday to increase tuition 5.5 percent at all system campuses.
The increase marks the end of a four-year tuition freeze for UWFox. Tuition at UW System’s 13 four-year campuses has increased 5.5 percent each of the past four years. UW System President Kevin Reilly recommended the across-the-board increase to make up part of a $250 million reduction in state tax support for the UW System.
“Even with this increase, UWFox continues to have the lowest tuition in the UW System and remains a tremendous educational value,” said Dr. Andrew Keogh, UWFox Interim Campus Executive Officer and Dean. “I want to emphasize that we are also trimming every possible expense to lessen the impact on students of the $250 million budget cut without affecting the quality of education.”
With its annual tuition of $4503 and annual fees of $272, UWFox’s total annual combined cost of $4775 offers students the lowest combined cost within the 26-campus UW System.
The average in-state tuition at four-year UW institutions will be $6,543, an increase of $381 from last year. In-state tuition at UW-Madison will rise to $8,369 and at UW-Milwaukee will be $7,669. The figures do not include student fees, which are approved by the student government and vary by campus.
Reilly said the tuition hike will generate approximately $37.5 million in additional revenue for the coming year, which will cover less than one third of the $125 million in budget cuts the UW System must make in the first fiscal year of the two-year budget cycle.
“As we present this annual operating budget, we’re keeping our eye on the long-term goal of preserving broad access to a high-quality educational experience,” he said. “Ours is not the only state where universities must tighten their belts to deal with state budget cuts, but we have successfully avoided the kinds of double-digit tuition increases that would place a heavier burden on our students and their families. Wisconsin’s need for educated citizens will only continue to grow in the dynamic global economy.”
The University of Wisconsin –Fox Valley is part of the UW Colleges, the UW System’s network of 13 freshman/sophomore campuses and UW Colleges Online that offer an Associate of Arts and Sciences degree and prepare students of all ages and backgrounds for baccalaureate and professional programs.
Posted on 7/18/2011