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Tuition and housing costs

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Undergraduate Overview 2024-25

While the overall costs of attending college vary with each student, there are certain costs which can be anticipated.

2024-25 Estimated costs for full time undergraduate students are:

Student Base Budget WI resident MN resident (reciprocity) ? Non-resident Midwest (Scholarship) ? Return to WI ?


MN commuter

Tuition/Fees  $10,193 $10,905 $19,639  $14,360 $15,195



Housing  traditional double $4,556 $4,556 $4,556 $4,556 $4,556 0
Stryker Classic meal plan
$3,054 $3,054 $3,054 $3,054 $3,054 0
divide in half for per semester costs
$17,803 $18,515
$27,249  $21,970 $22,804 $10,193/$10,905

Additional estimated personal expenses for the year: $1,500-$2,000

How does Minnesota reciprocity work?

Minnesota residents can attend under the reciprocity program. However, they must file an "Application for Reciprocity Fee Status". Applications are available at your high school guidance office or the Minnesota Office of Higher Education. Choose the year you will be attending school. The application for the 2023-24 year is currently available.  The application for 2024-25 should be available in April 2024. 


Consistently noted as a Best Value in Public Universities by Kiplinger's Magazine, UW-La Crosse offers a strong combination of affordability and academic quality.

Graduate cost of attendance

To view current Graduate cost information, please visit the UWL Cost to Attend page.

Ways to reduce the cost of attendance

UW-La Crosse offers several additional options to help students and families control the cost of attending college, including:

International Estimated 2024-25
Costs  Undergraduate
(2 semesters)
(2 semesters)
Tuition and Fees $19,516 $21,528
International Fees $500 all students $500 all students
Orientation Fee $175 new students $175 new students
Housing $5,456 (based on Eagle Hall) $6,963 (based on Reuter Hall)
Meal Plan (based on the Styker Classic) $3,054 $3,054
Health Insurance $2,200 $2,200
Personal Expenses $2,000 $2,000
Estimated Total $32,901 $36,420