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Tuition and Fees

Tuition is part of a student’s college expenses that pay for the academic experience, such as courses, academic departments, and program administration. Tuition and fees vary based on students’ academic program, the number of credits taken, and residency status. Each August, rates are updated for the following year.

For more detailed information, check out the Tuition and Fees page from the UW–Madison Bursar’s Office.

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How to Navigate the Tuition and Fees Page

The tuition charges are found in a table on the Bursar’s Office website. To see the rate for each of the four semesters, toggle to the correct item in the drop-down menu. 

  •  “Choose a semester” = Select either “Summer” or “Fall” and “Spring” 
  • “Choose a program” = Select “Graduate or most Capstone Certificate” 

The table then offers columns to direct you toward your rate: Credits, Resident, Nonresident, International, Minnesota, and Segregated fees. 

For credits, you will be enrolled at a full-time rate using the credit allocations listed below. For example, tuition for a resident taking 8+ credits during the spring semester of 2023 would be $6,125.28.

  • Summer = 9+ credits (Actual amount = 11-12credits) 
  • Fall = 8+ credits (Actual amount = 15 credits) 
  • Spring = 8+ credits (Actual amount = 10-15 credits) 
  • Summer = 4-7 credits (Actual amount = 4-7 credits) 

Segregated fees – Tuition rates (Resident, Nonresident, International, and Minnesota) include the amount of segregated fees assessed, which is also listed separately in the last column. 

Resident Status

Determinations of residence status for tuition purposes (in-state or out-of-state tuition status) are made by Residence Specialists in the Office of the Registrar. Residence determinations are generally made before the student begins taking classes at the University. Students must have a residence classification of resident or nonresident before enrolling in classes. 

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