Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for International Students

The approximate expenses for nine months of study during the 2018-2019 academic year at the UW branch campuses (in USD):

Estimated International Student Expenses
Type Amount
Tuition & Fees $12,950
Housing $3,600
Meals $2,700
Required Health Insurance $1,450
Books & Supplies $700
Personal Expenses $1,750
Total $23,150

This tuition and fee schedule applies to full-time students with 12-18 credits.

The cost of tuition, housing, books, meals and other expenses will vary depending on which campus the student chooses to attend and their housing and living situation.

Additional fees:

    • There is an additional tuition charge for all credits over 18.
    • UW Colleges Online courses are not included in the 12-18 credit full-time campus credits.

All tuition and fees are payable at the time of registration. Students must either pay in full or enter into a credit agreement. Under special circumstances, a student may be granted a payment deferral to extend the time to pay fees.

Policies for cancelation of registration, withdrawal, late payment fees, refunds, etc., which include financial aspects, are itemized in the UW branch campus course schedules. 

Academic tuition is set by the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents. Student fees are recommended by each local UW branch campus and approved by the Board of Regents. The UW branch campus tuition and fees are the lowest in the University of Wisconsin System. Visit the Tuition page for current tuition and fee information.