The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees voted to increase tuition by four percent for the 2018-19 academic year during their regular meeting Thursday.

Broken down, in-state undergraduate students will see a $5 increase per credit hour, from $129 to $134 and undergraduate non-resident tuition will rise from $516 to $537 per credit.

The increase is in line with the board’s current four-year policy, adopted in 2015.

The trustees voted for the tuition increases despite a report by Huron Consulting Group, who recommended UW decrease nonresident tuition from $15,500 to $9,500 in January, in order to increase enrollment of nonresident students. A proposal submitted by the UW administration recommended that there be no changes to resident or nonresident tuition to allow more time to study the impact of the changes.

UW Spokesman Chad Baldwin said it was not certain when nonresident tuition decreases would be discussed again.

Along with the tuition increases, the trustees approved small increases in mandatory student fees - $10 per semester for UW athletics and $6.06 per semester for consolidated student services. Student board, room and rent costs will not increase.


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