Segregated Fees/Differential Tuition
What are Segregated Fees?
The term “Segregated University
Fee(s)” describes charges in addition to instructional fees that
are assessed to all students for services, programs, and
facilities that support the primary mission of the university.
Why do I
pay for these fees if I don’t use what they fund?
Segregated fee funding is designed
to provide funds for recreational, cultural, and leisure
activities and groups that are not funded through other state
appropriations. Segregated fees are not designed to be user
fees, but are intended to contribute to the richness of the
university community. Because segregated fees are not intended
to be user fees, they function more like a tax. Students do have
some control over where these fees are distributed.
it decided where the segregated fees are distributed?
Segregated fees are allocated to groups using the Student Senate committee structure.
The SUFAC (Segregated University Fee Advisory Committee)
develops the segregated fee budget and the Student Senate finalizes the approval.
Students have agreed to fund
some additional programs and services through the academic
initiative program. These are programs that students felt
strongly were needed to make UW-La Crosse a better campus to
attend. The academic initiative program funds the Academic
Advising Center, the Campus Climate Office, Multicultural
recruiters, International travel experiences, and undergraduate
What is Growth
Quality Access Differential Tuition?
UW-La Crosse has a time-honored record of enrolling, retaining
and graduating talented individuals. The campus is
uniquely positioned to be able to attract a larger and more able
student body, thereby graduating even more students. For
example, the number of applicants to UW-La Crosse has steadily
increased to the point that more than two applications are
received for every place available in the freshmen class. More
impressively, the academic profile for incoming freshmen
consistently ranks first amongst the UW System Comprehensives.
In order to capitalize on its reputation for high quality
programs and market position, UW-La Crosse promotes Growth,
Quality, and Access with the goals of:
Allowing more Wisconsin
residents access to UW-La Crosse in order to
attain a college degree by growing the
undergraduate enrollment of the university.
Hiring additional faculty and
staff in order to improve academic quality and
enhance the undergraduate experience.
If you have additional questions regarding segregated fees
please call University Centers at 608-785-8888.