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University of Wyoming trustees to consider tuition increase

February 27, 2018

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, tells 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, http://www.laramieboomerang.com

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