UW-Sheboygan tuition increases $235 per year
Still the lowest tuition in the UW System after Board of Regents vote
Annual in-state tuition at the University of Wisconsin-Sheboygan will increase $235 to $4,503 starting with the fall semester. The UW System Board of Regents voted Thursday to increase tuition 5.5 percent at all system campuses.
The increase marks the end of a four-year tuition freeze for UW-Sheboygan and the other UW Colleges campuses. Tuition at UW System’s 13 four-year campuses has 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, UW-Sheboygan continues to have the lowest tuition in the UW System and remains a tremendous educational value,” said Dr. Al Hardersen, Campus Executive Officer and Dean. “I want to emphasize that we are also trimming every possible expense to lessen the impact on students of the $250 million budget cut without affecting the quality of education. Financial aid is available for those who qualify along with UW-Sheboygan Foundation scholarships. Students are encouraged to apply for assistance.”
The average in-state tuition at four-year UW institutions will be $6,543, an increase of $381 from last year. In-state tuition at UW-Madison will rise to $8,369 and at UW-Milwaukee will be $7,669. Annual (two semesters) tuition for out of state students at UW-Sheboygan will be $5,998. The figures do not include 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 coming 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.”
UW-Sheboygan is part of the UW Colleges, the UW System’s network of 13 freshman/sophomore campuses and UW Colleges Online that offer an Associate of Arts and Sciences degree and prepares students of all ages and backgrounds for baccalaureate and professional programs.
For more information about UW-Sheboygan, please visit www.sheboygan.uwc.edu or call the Student Services Office at (920) 459-6633 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Fall 2011 classes start September 6.