Students are now paying for more of their own education at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (UWSP) than ever before, despite the fact the cost to provide education hasn’t gone up significantly, UWSP officials said.
Erin Hintz, UWSP budget director, said tuition revenue accounted for 62 percent of the approximate $145 million the university receives from the state for its portion of the school’s $209 million budget in the 2012 fiscal year that ended June 30, while the state provided just 38 percent of this amount in additional aid.
By comparison, revenue from tuition and state aid were nearly equal to each other just five years ago, she said. “That’s a big shift from 2007,” she said. “It’s dropped, a lot.”