Laramie, Wy – The University of Wyoming wants to increase tuition next year by two percent or 60 dollars a year for in state undergrads. That's less than the rate of inflation, but it comes just before the legislature considers funding the Hathaway Scholarship Program. That would give Wyoming students up to 32 hundred dollars a year.
Vice President for Budget and Planning Phil Harris says they brought up this proposed increase early to take it off the table during discussions about the Hathaway Scholarships in Cheyenne.
Harris says the average increase in tuition is five percent a year at U-W. He and other officials from the university stressed that the school is the most affordable in the region.
Harris also notes they have not decreased tuition in at least 20 years.