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UW-Whitewater is the best value to earn a college degree in UW System

July 11, 2019

ClassroomStudents enrolled at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater are receiving an exceptional academic experience at the most affordable cost among the state's public, four-year universities.

Today, the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents approved student fees as well as room-and-board costs for the 2019-20 academic year as part of the system's operating budget. Factoring in tuition, fees, and room and board, UW-Whitewater is the best value in the UW System — a distinction it has held for at least five years.

Textbook rentalStudents save thousands of dollars on books by using the university's textbook rental program — the largest in Wisconsin — covering 95 percent of students' textbook needs. Students living in the residence halls have access to free printing and laundry. To ensure students are successful and stay on track to graduate on time, UW-Whitewater provides tutoring services free of charge for all students.

UW-Whitewater's segregated fees are the lowest among all the campuses.

"We take pride in being responsible stewards of the funds entrusted to us," said Interim Chancellor Cheryl Green. "UW-Whitewater has invested this money very wisely to enhance the student experience with outstanding programming and gorgeous facilities to make our campus a true ‘home' where students can learn, live and work."

Even though UW-Whitewater is implementing a slight increase to room-and-board rates, the campus remains the most cost-effective choice.

New residence hallThis fall, a new residence hall will open, featuring many amenities that today's students desire in on-campus living.

"Our new residence hall will offer extensive kitchen options, as well as spaces for group work and socialization, including computer labs. In keeping with our campus mission, the hall was constructed with universal design principles to serve students with disabilities. We are excited to offer this modern residence hall experience to our students," Green said.

UW-Whitewater was recently named the safest campus in Wisconsin, another important aspect of the student experience.