University of Wyoming trustees to consider tuition increase

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees could vote to raise tuition for most students by 4 percent during its next meeting.

The increase would be in keeping with a board policy adopted in 2015 calling for a 4 percent raise every year at least through 2019.

The increased revenue would pay for faculty and staff pay raises, academic unit budgets, UW Libraries and UW Information Technology.

However, a new study suggests that the university reduce non-resident undergraduate tuition in order to grow out-of-state student numbers.

About 70 people submitted online comments about tuition.

Dan Maxey, chief of staff for UW President Laurie Nichols, <a target=”&mdash;blank” href=”http://www.laramieboomerang.com/news/local%E2%80%94news/uw-trustees-to-consider-percent-tuition-increase-public-comments-mixed/article%E2%80%94fec35c8a-1b7e-11e8-97ba-1b46c54050db.html”>tells</a> the Laramie Boomerang that there were slightly more negative comments than positive.

The board is scheduled to meet March 21-23.

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Information from: Laramie Boomerang, <a target=”&mdash;blank” href=”http://www.laramieboomerang.com”>http://www.laramieboomerang.com</a>

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