Tuition and Fees

The university establishes a fee schedule for each academic year. Current graduate tuition and fees are published on-line at the address above. If you have questions about fees, contact the Cashier’s Office or the Office of Admissions. A graduation fee of $15 will be assessed when a degree-seeking student has earned 20 or more degree credits. This is a one-time fee assessed regardless of whether or not students choose to attend the commencement ceremony. Additional fees may be required for certain programs. Information may be obtained from the Admissions Office, or from the program director in the academic area you wish to pursue. Special non-degree students pay tuition based on the level of each course being taken - i.e., graduate fees are assessed for 500, 600, 700, and 800 level course work. Graduate students pay graduate tuition and fees regardless of the level of the courses being taken. When acceptance into a graduate program has been granted and full graduate status is achieved, no student will be allowed to revert to a special non-degree student status to avoid paying graduate fees. The Board of Regents reserves the right to change tuition and fees without published notice.00

Installment Billing

All students are required to pay a non-refundable $100 tuition deposit before registering for classes. A deposit is not required for J Term.

The balance of semester charges for tuition is due no later than the posted due date; however, the university also offers an installment credit plan. Under this plan, students receive a bill for their remaining charges. They may elect either to pay the bill in full without interest by the billing due date, or pay one-half of the balance due and be billed one month later for the remainder plus interest.

Students who wish to use the payment plan must file an “Application for Installment Credit” form available in the Cashier’s Office, 121 Graff Main Hall or on the Web at www.uwlax.edu/cashiers and choosing the “Forms” link. All students are urged to apply for the credit plan even though they may not intend to use it when they register for the first time. The agreement will cover all subsequent semester billings.

Current billing information can be viewed on the TALON System at www.uwlax.edu by clicking Current Students. A Student ID# and PIN are required to access this electronic bill. Payment can be made electronically on the Web through TALON or at www.uwlax.edu/cashiers.

Note: There is no installment payment plan available for summer session or J Term enrollment.

Services Included in Segregated Fee

Students’ semester bills include tuition and fees. The tuition is established by the Board of Regents. Segregated fees are determined by the student government with the support of campus administration. These fees fund student services including the health center, student centers and the child care center and activities such as athletics, intramurals and other organized activities.

Textbooks for Graduate Students 

Graduate students must purchase textbooks for all 700 level courses in which they are enrolled; however, for 500 or 600 level course enrollment, (slash courses-graduate/undergraduate) textbooks may be available for rent from the Textbook Service. The rental fee for graduate students is collected at the time textbooks are checked out and is not included in the segregated fees.