UWFox Tuition Lowest in UW System
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Even though the University of Wisconsin System Regents in July 2011 raised the annual in-state tuition at the University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley by 5.5%, or $235, from $4255 to $4,503, starting with the fall semester 2011, UWFox remains a remarkable bargain for college students.
The 2011-2012 academic year increase marks the end of a four-year tuition freeze for UWFox. Tuition at UW System’s 13 four-year campuses was 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. UWFox staff members emphasize that the campus is 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 is $6,543, an increase of $381 from last year. In-state tuition at UW-Madison rose to $8,369 and at UW-Milwaukee tuition is now $7,669. These figures do not include each campus’ 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 2011-2012 academic 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 one of the UW Colleges, the UW System’s network of 13 freshman/sophomore campuses and UW Colleges Online that offers an Associate of Arts and Sciences degree, collaborative bachelor’s degree programs, and prepares students of all ages and backgrounds for baccalaureate and professional programs.
For more information about UWFox and its costs, contact the UWFox Student Services Office, 920-832-2620 or email Foxinfo@uwc.edu.
Posted on 1/23/2012