Fees, room and board to increase slightly as tuition is frozen for 2013-14

UW-Green Bay’s segregated fees will increase by 0.4 percent, and room and board costs by 4.2 percent, under the 2013-14 UW System operating budget unanimously approved during Thursday’s (July 11) Board of Regents meeting.

The increases mean UW-Green Bay students will pay $28 more in segregated fees and $250 more for housing and meals in 2013-14, according to figures provided by the UW System. The changes accompany a UW System tuition freeze written into the state biennial budget, which was signed June 30 by Gov. Scott Walker. System officials have extended the legislatively mandated freeze on tuition for Wisconsin undergrads to include out-of-state attendees and graduate students, as well.

Under the resolution passed Thursday, the average Wisconsin resident UW-Green Bay undergraduate will pay a total of $7,676 in tuition and segregated fees for the 2013-14 academic year, up $28 from $7,648 in 2012-13. The 0.4 percent increase is slightly lower than the UW System average of 0.5 percent, according to System figures.

On the housing side, the typical Wisconsin resident freshman living on campus at UW-Green Bay will pay $6,200 in room and meal costs for the 2013-14 year, up from $5,950 the year before. The 4.2 percent increase is greater than the System-average 3 percent jump, due to facility maintenance and remodeling projects as well as a rise in food costs, according to the UW System. However, UW-Green Bay’s costs remain well below the System average of $6,607 in room and board for the upcoming year.

The full 2013-14 UW System operating budget, including fee schedules, can be viewed here: www.uwsa.edu/bor/agenda/2013/july-thursdays.pdf (budget starts on page four).

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