UW considers increasing advising fees, services

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — The University of Wyoming is in the initial stages of possibly increasing fees in order to add more student advising services.

Associate Director of Academic Advising Richard Miller tells the Laramie Boomerang that the proposal aims to improve student experiences and extend their stay as Laramie residents.

Miller says a study of other colleges around the country found that students do better, rention is improved and graduation rates increase with more professional advising.

The university last year implemented a special $6 per credit hour fee to increase its student advising services.

Miller says an additional $2 per credit hour is being considered but no decision has been reached yet. He says any fee increase would not go into effect for at least another year.

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Information from: Laramie Boomerang, http://www.laramieboomerang.com

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