Lubar Undergraduate
Differential Tuition


A tremendous investment in curriculum enhancement, faculty, advising and placement services, and technology is needed to maintain and enhance a quality business program. To prepare UWM business students to meet the challenges of a dynamic, increasingly technological, and globally interdependent business environment, and to meet our goals of becoming a leading urban business school, the UWM Sheldon B. Lubar School of Business must provide students with the tools and educational outcomes that foster effective learning. In order to do this, the Business School sought and obtained student approval in 2003 (prior to approval by the Wisconsin Board of Regents) to implement a differential tuition fee which would be utilized to address five primary areas of student need:

  • Enhanced Student Advising, Internships, and Career Services
  • Greater student access to courses/timely degree completion
  • Enhanced quality of instruction consistent with AACSB accreditation requirements
  • Enhanced technology integration into the curriculum/ updating hardware and software/ and technical support and extended hours for student computer labs
  • Strengthened preparation of students and faculty for requirements of global business

Since the outset, the School’s Black & Gold Committee has worked closely with faculty, staff and administration to implement this program. Black & Gold Committee minutes and agendas are available on this page, along with the 2004-2005, 2005-2006, and the 2006-2007 reports to the Student Association. The original proposal that the Student Association and the Wisconsin Board of Regents approved is also available here.

Tuition Differential Proposal - 2004

Differential Tuition ReportsTuition Differential Report 2004-2005
Tuition Differential Report 2005-2006
Tuition Differential Report 2006-2007

Differential Tuition 3-year report to Wisconsin Board of Regents