Tuition and Fees

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Great Value & Savings

The University of Wisconsin branch campuses and UW Colleges Online Colleges offer a high-quality University of Wisconsin degree and thousands of dollars in savings over the course of two years.

2018-19 Tuition

Segregated fees are not included.*

  Fall & Spring Full-Time Tuition (12-18 Credits) Fall & Spring Part-Time Tuition (per credit) Summer Full-time Tuition (6-9 credits) Summer Part-Time Tuition (per credit) Winterim Part-Time Tuition  (per credit) UW Colleges Online (per credit)
Wisconsin Residents $2,375.16* $197.93* $1,187.58* $197.93* $197.93 $238.00**
Minnesota Reciprocity Residents $2,375.16* $197.93* $1,187.58* $197.93* $197.93 $285.60**
Non-Residents $6,160.56* $513.38* $3,080.28* $513.38* $513.38 $285.60**
BAAS Residents   $262.43*   $262.43* $262.43 $315.00**
BAAS Non-Residents   $577.97*   $577.97* $577.97 $378.00**
BAAS Minnesota Reciprocity   $303.96*   $303.96* $303.96 $378.00**
  • *Segregated fees are charges, in addition to instructional fees, assessed to all students for student services, activities, programs and facilities that support the mission of the University of Wisconsin System institutions.
  • **An administrative fee of $25 is charged per credit. View more information about UW Colleges Online Tuition & Fees.
  • Special course fees for specific courses may apply. Please visit the course schedule for your campus.

Payment Options

    2018-19 Segregated Fees per Term by Branch Campus

      Fall/Spring Full-Time Seg Fees Fall/Spring Part-Time (per credit) Seg Fees Summer Full-Time Seg Fees Summer Part-Time (per credit) Seg Fees
    *Campus offering BAAS.
    UW-Baraboo/Sauk County* $243.51 $20.29 $0.00 $0.00
    UW-Barron County* $236.04 $19.67 $15.71 $2.62
    UW-Fond du Lac $241.94 $20.16 $0.00 $0.00
    UW-Fox Valley $154.78 $12.90 $59.33 $9.89
    UW-Manitowoc $202.78 $16.90 $0.00 $0.00
    UW-Marathon County $212.18 $17.68 $19.67 $3.28
    UW-Marinette $197.66 $16.47 $28.68 $4.78
    UW-Marshfield/Wood County* $193.10 $16.09 $30.37 $5.06
    UW-Richland* $298.58 $24.88 $0.00 $0.00
    UW-Rock County* $190.84 $15.90 $0.00 $0.00
    UW-Sheboygan $191.02 $15.92 $0.00 $0.00
    UW-Washington County $183.77 $15.31 $0.00 $0.00
    UW-Waukesha* $198.83 $16.57 $44.50 $7.42
    UW Colleges Online $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

    Tuition Notes

    Tuition is set by the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents. Segregated fees are recommended by each local student body, reviewed by the Chancellor and approved by the Board of Regents.

    Please visit the Student Finances Office information on due dates, payment options, refund schedules, withdrawal, additional fees, online course fees, fee appeals and more.

    All tuition and fees are payable at the time of registration. Students must either pay in full by the due date or enter into a credit agreement.

    Full-Time Status

    At the UW branch campuses and UW Colleges Online, a student is considered a full-time student if their credit load in fall or spring is between 12 and 18 credits. For all credits over 18 the per credit rate applies. A student is considered to be a full-time student in summer term if their credit load is between 6 and 9 credits. For all credits over 9, the per credit rate applies. For more details, please visit the course schedule for your campus.

    Fee Plateau

    Online courses, BAAS courses, FLEX and study abroad courses are excluded from the fee plateau.  Definition: plateau rate is where a student pays one fee for 12-18 credits.  


    In addition to the above standard tuition and fees, freshmen are required to pay the new student fees and placement test fee.  New student and placement test fees are non-refundable.

    Branch Campus New Student Placement Fee
    UW-Baraboo $150.00 $30.00
    UW-Barron $150.00 $30.00
    UW-Fond du Lac $150.00 $30.00
    UW-Fox Valley $180.00 included in new student fee
    UW-Manitowoc $150.00 $30.00
    UW-Marathon County $150.00 $30.00
    UW-Marinette $150.00 $30.00
    UW-Marshfield $150.00 $30.00
    UW-Richland $150.00 $30.00
    UW-Rock County $150.00 $30.00
    UW-Sheboygan $150.00 $30.00
    UW-Washington County $150.00 $30.00
    UW-Waukesha $200.00 $30.00


    All freshmen will be charged a $15 ID card fee. This non-refundable fee is not covered by financial aid and must be paid separately. The $15 fee includes $10 preloaded on your card for your use.

    Transfer Students

    Transfer fees for new students are $150 for all campuses except UW-Milwaukee at Waukesha which charges $200. New student transfer fees are non-refundable.

    All transfer students will be charged a $15 ID card fee. This non-refundable fee is not covered by financial aid and must be paid separately. The $15 fee includes $10 preloaded on your card for your use.

    International Students

    All international students will be assessed an international student fee of $125 per semester.  See more information on international student tuition and fees.

    Fee Appeals

    If you would like to appeal a fee you have been charged, please visit the Student Finances website.

    Additional Assistance

    Please visit the Student Finances Office page  at for detailed information including misc. fees, Red Flag Rules and 1098-T Forms.