Program Proposal: Resources, Budget and Finance
Is this a revenue program?
A revenue program (also referred to as 131 or non-pooled tuition) requires additional layers of approval. Please refer to the Requirements and Processes for Academic Programs with Non-Pooled/131 Tuition Status KnowledgeBase document for more information on revenue programs and the additional approval steps, including the 131-Program Model Spreadsheet template.
If a degree/major (plan) is creating new named options (subplan), the answer to this question for the degree/major should always say No, even if they are creating named options that will be program revenue.
Upload the 131 spreadsheet:
If the answer to the above question regarding a revenue program is "Yes" (i.e., the proposal is for a revenue program), use this upload field to upload the completed 131-Program Model Budget Spreadsheet. The spreadsheet template is available on the Requirements and Processes for Academic Programs with Non-Pooled 131 Tuition Status KnowledgeBase document.
What is the tuition structure for this program?
Please see Tuition Structures for Degree/Majors and Certificate Programs for additional information on the different tuition types. If you select "market-based tuition" or "online/distance per-credit tuition," you will need to select a tuition increment and will need to provide a rationale for selecting the tuition increment, as well as upload the appropriate tuition request form (see below).
Select a tuition increment:
For both market-based tuition and online/distance program tuition, a specified tuition increment must be selected from the drop-down menu. There is no plateau and tuition residency status is not considered. Note: Starting Spring 2020, 131 programs will be expected to use a per-credit tier rate for market-based or online tuition by Fall 2021. The practice of using standard graduate tuition will be phased out. Existing programs that charge the standard graduate rates may continue if they are generating a strong investment margin and if almost all students are enrolled at a number of credits below the tuition plateau.
What is the rationale for selecting this tuition increment?
This 300-word text field provides you an opportunity to explain how the specific tuition increment was selected. Details and context are important here. Please consider and comment on factors such as market review, peer programs, graduate outcomes, etc.
Upload [Market-Based or Online/Distance] tuition proposal here:
For programs selecting either the market-based or online-distance tuition structure, an additional tuition request form is required for the Lumen proposal and governance approval. Academic Planning and Institutional Research, on behalf of the Provost's Office, then routes the tuition requests through appropriate channels per UW System Tuition Policy guidelines. Specifically, market-based tuition is reviewed/approved by the Chancellor and UW System President while online/distance tuition is approved at the campus-level by the Chancellor's designee. These tuition request forms are Word documents and should be uploaded to the upload field in Lumen Programs, as indicated:
- Market-Based Tuition Program Policy and Request Form (updated 1 April 2020)
- Online/Distance Program Policy and Tuition Request Form (updated 15 June 2019)
Will segregated fees be charged?
This question will appear when the delivery mode is 100% online. The presumption will be that online programs will not charge segregated fees. Programs that will utilize services supported by segregated fees, or that have other reasons to charge segregated fees, may seek permission to charge fees, but in general should follow the procedures for market-based tuition if segregated fees will be charged.