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Cost Recovery Program (CRP)


University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Implementation Process for UW System Policies 102, 130, and 805.

Cost Recovery Program Criteria

What are Cost Recovery Programs?

  • Model which allows programs to keep tuition or program fees generated on the UW-Oshkosh campus, rather than going to the tuition target.
  • Viewed as separate from 102 (GPR) funding.
    • Includes Auxiliary and other campus program revenue fee-for-service programs.
  • Provides flexibility in face of 102 (GPR) reductions.
  • Does not include 100% Grant funded programs.

When can Cost Recovery Programs be utilized?

  • Must be serving a new audience, rather than current 102 (GPR) programs.
    • Cost Recovery Programs can only be established when we are attracting new (non-traditional) audiences to campus opportunities (credit or non-credit programs) which are not part of our usual program array.
    • Need to think critically about who our new audiences might be, and why they need a university credential/experience.
    • The ability to attract new audiences will not be the same for every department. Some have obvious professional and workplace connections, and some do not.
    • Attracting new audiences is tied to providing programs in accessible formats (evening, weekend, online, intensive).
  • Critical Success Factors include: market demand, academic strength, and willing faculty/staff.
  • Cost Recovery Programs are tied to programs (can include degrees, certificates, and so forth), not individual courses.
  • Cost Recovery Program expenses are separate from current operating expenses for the department or division.