The Wisconsin Board of Regents at its meeting on Friday, February 7 approved UW-Whitewater’s proposal to increase undergraduate tuition for nonresidents by .99% and for both resident and nonresident graduate students by 2%. The increases are effective for the 2020-21 academic year. Tuition for resident undergraduates remains unchanged as it has since 2013 due to a mandate from the legislature.
UW-W’s request of the Board of Regents is shown below.
UW-Whitewater UW-Whitewater proposes to increase tuition for resident graduate, audit, business, and computer science and nonresident undergraduate, graduate, audit, business, and computer science programs for the 2020-21 academic year. The increase is two percent for the graduate programs and one percent for nonresident undergraduate.
The proposed nonresident undergraduate rate increases would keep UW-Whitewater rates in line with the market rates charged by peer UW System comprehensives. UW-Whitewater rates would be within $30 of the average of nonresident undergraduate rates across all comprehensives. UW-Whitewater rates would also keep UW-Whitewater in the middle tier of the comprehensives undergraduate nonresident rates. This placement keeps UWWhitewater rates affordable and reflective of the value provided by the education amongst these institutions.
The proposed graduate rate increases would keep UW-Whitewater a great value compared to a comprehensive list of six regional competitors. The proposed rate increase would keep UW-Whitewater residents’ rates at less than 70 percent of the rates charged by these competitors. While most competitors do not charge a separate nonresident rate, the increase of nonresident graduate rates is consistent with UW-Whitewater’s service to the state of Wisconsin and still represents a competitive rate with regional competition.
The increases would generate an additional $533,518 in revenue and would be used to offset pay plan fringe costs and support overall increases in supplier charges and costs as detailed in the five-year financial model.