University of Wyoming News
by University of Wyoming
January 24, 2009
UW Trustees approve Room and Board fees
The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees approved slight increases in housing and board costs for the 2009-10 school year. The room and board fees in the residence halls will jump by about 3.5 percent and apartment rent will increase by 2 percent to cover projected rate expense hikes for Residence Life and Dining Services (RLDS). Residence hall charges will range from $3,364 for a double room, a 3.54 percent increase from this year, to $5,114 for the best single room, up $10, or 1.99 percent. Monthly apartment rental rates will begin at $517 for a one bedroom at Summit View, a 1.97 increase, and top out at $904 for a three-bedroom unit at River Village, a 2.03 increase from $886 this year. All meal plans will increase by about 4 percent. The unlimited access plan will jump 4.10 percent to $4,520, the 15-meals per week plan will cost $3,892, up 4.01 percent, and the 12-meals per week plan will be $3,554, an increase of 3.98 percent.
UW Resident Undergraduate tuition will not increase for 2009-10 academic year
The tuition costs for resident undergraduate students at the University of Wyoming will not change for the third consecutive year. In approving tuition rates for the 2009-10 academic year, the UW Board of Trustees voted increases of about 5 percent for non-resident undergraduates, resident and non-resident graduate students and law and pharmacy students but did not alter the resident undergraduate cost of $2,820 per year. UW's resident undergraduate tuition and fees are the lowest among the 25 institutions in the Western Undergraduate Exchange program. The average UW student paid $3,621 for tuition and fees for the 2008-09 academic year, $824 less than Utah State University, the No. 24 school on the list. UW's resident undergraduate tuition will remain at $94 per credit hour for the 2009-10 academic year.
Non-resident undergraduate students will see an increase of 4.98 percent for 2009-10, with the hourly rate jumping from $341 to $358 for a total annual cost of $10,740.
Tuition for all graduate students will increase in 2009-10. Resident tuition will jump 5.17 percent to $3,294 per year ($183 per hour). Non-resident tuition will be $9,414 per year ($523 per hour), an increase of 5.02 percent.
Trustees also approved tuition increases of just less than 5 percent for all students in the UW College of Law and School of Pharmacy. Resident law students will pay $302 per hour for a total annual cost of $9,060, a 4.86 percent increase. Non-resident law students will see a 4.97 increase to $20,250 per year and $675 per hour.
The tuition rate for resident pharmacy students will increase by 4.96 percent to $10,450 per year, or $275 per hour. Non-resident pharmacy students will pay $615 per hour and $23,370 annually, a 4.94 percent spike.