2019 - 2020 LEGISLATURE
April 11, 2019 - Introduced by Representatives Zimmerman, Brooks, Loudenbeck,
Tusler, Sanfelippo, Thiesfeldt, Horlacher, Brandtjen, Skowronski,
Ramthun, Murphy and Spiros, cosponsored by Senators Kooyenga, Darling,
Feyen, Stroebel, Cowles and Nass. Referred to Committee on Colleges and
1An Act to amend
36.27 (title) and 36.27 (1) (a); and to create
36.27 (6) (c) of the 2
statutes; relating to: segregated fees for part-time students at University of
3Wisconsin System schools.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
This bill requires segregated fees charged to part-time students at University
of Wisconsin System schools to be calculated on a per credit basis.
Under current law, the Board of Regents of the UW System may establish fees
incidental to enrollment in educational programs or use of system facilities. In
addition to academic fees or nonresident tuition, the Board of Regents may charge
students segregated fees. The segregated fees applicable at each UW school must be
posted on the school's Internet site along with detailed information on the
organizations and activities for which certain segregated fees are expended, and
each student's bill for a semester or session must list the amount assessed against
the student for segregated fees separately from the amount assessed for academic
fees or nonresident tuition. Segregated fees may be used only for the purpose for
which they are charged.
This bill requires that the amount of segregated fees assessed against
part-time students (those enrolled for fewer than 12 academic credits in a semester
or session) at UW schools be calculated on a per credit basis.
For further information see the state fiscal estimate, which will be printed as
an appendix to this bill.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
36.27 (title) of the statutes is amended to read:
(title) Tuition and fees.
36.27 (1) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
(a) Subject to par. (b) and sub. (6) (c)
, the board may establish for 5
different classes of students differing tuition and fees incidental to enrollment in 6
educational programs or use of facilities in the system. Except as otherwise provided 7
in this section, the board may charge any student who is not exempted by this section 8
a nonresident tuition. The Subject to sub. (6) (c), the
board may establish special 9
rates of tuition and fees for the extension and summer sessions and such other 10
studies or courses of instruction as the board deems advisable.
36.27 (6) (c) of the statutes is created to read:
(c) The board shall ensure that, at each institution and college 13
campus, the amount of segregated fees assessed against students enrolled for fewer 14
than 12 academic credits in a semester or session are calculated on a per credit basis 15
for that semester or session.
(1) This act first applies to segregated fees charged for the first semester or 18
session beginning after the effective date of this subsection.
This act takes effect on the first day of the 4th month beginning after 2