LARAMIE, Wyo. — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees has approved cost-based student fees for academic programs.

Under the new fee structure approved Thursday, students in academic programs that cost more will pay higher fees.

Average increases in the overall cost to students per semester to attend UW will range from $123 for College of Arts and Sciences students not in science or visual/performing arts majors, to $272 for engineering majors.

Total revenue from the program fees is estimated at $4.5 million annually. Of that, $1.3 million will go to enhance advising, student success services and career preparation. The remaining $3.2 million will go to support specific academic programs, including $1.8 million to replace revenues from existing fees.

None of the fee money will go toward permanent faculty salaries or research support.

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