UW-L Students Bring The Cash

International students attending the UW-La Crosse in 2009-10 are bringing in more money to the local economy then any college in western Wisconsin’s Third Congressional District.

The 383 international students enrolled in classes at UW-L during the last academic year contributed an estimated $8,4 million in tuition, fees and living expenses.

Locally, when added to the estimated more than $1.1 million spent by Viterbo University’s international students and the nearly $260 thousand spent by those at Western Technical College, the total impact of foreign students at La Crosse’s three institutions of higher education is more than $9.5 million.

Jay Lokken, director of International Education at UW-L, says UW-L international students’ economic impact to continues to grow because of the school’s success in recruiting

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