The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees will be accepting public comment during their meeting next Wednesday, Feb. 14, as well as discussing a number of other issues.

The trustees will be taking public comment on potential four percent tuition hike for in-state students. The increase would raise in-state undergraduate tuition from $3,870 annually to $4,023 annually and increase tuition for in-state graduate students from $4,518 to $4,698 annually.

The proposal is in line with the board’s current four-year tuition policy, adopted in 2015.

At the same time, the trustees are also considering reducing out-of-state tuition from $15,480 to $9,500, in an effort to increase enrollment. The recommendations were made to the trustees by Huron Consulting Group during their meeting last month.

Also up for discussion by the trustees is consideration of a proposed project as part of the Trustees Education Initiative, a report of UW financial services reorganization and a legislative update.

The meeting will take place from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. in the Old Main boardroom on the UW campus. The trustees will begin accepting public comment at 8:30 a.m. People wishing to address the board should email by noon on Monday, Feb. 12 with their name and phone number.

The trustees is also accepting public comment online at The deadline for those comments is Feb. 12.


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