LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — The University of Wyoming will be enacting tuition increases earlier in order to give prospective students and their families more time to plan for college costs.

The UW Board of Trustees has been setting tuition for the following academic year in January or March. For example, the board voted this past March to increase tuition by 4 percent, effective at the start of the fall 2018 semester.

UW administration now intends to present tuition recommendations for the 2019-2020 academic year in September and provide tuition recommendations for the 2020-2021 academic year by March.

Associate Vice President for Budgeting and Fiscal Planning David Jewell told trustees that a number of institutions tend to set tuition two years out.